So for once, i am going to write about the jpa interview.
I once read a quote on reader's digest, stating
"there are too many mistakes to make in life. you can't just learn from your own mistakes, but also from others' "
so being someone who didn't pass the interview, i think my advice will be quite not so helpful, but you can interpret what i say in your own way, as to learn from the mistakes i made.
anyway, as my interview was in the semi-afternoon, i was damn hungry. and also seeing that i didn't eat well days prior to the interview, i had to go to the toilet before the interview began. this was very inconvenient.
so remember to eat well, a few days before any interview for that matter. 'cause the last thing you want, is to have a cirit-biriting stomach on the day of your interview. i'm not saying i had cirit-birit on the day. maybe i did, maybe i didnt. it remains a mystery.
i didn't have some documents which were required, as were requested in the forms, i think that played a major part in my failure to seize the scholarship. as you all hopefully have or will.
don't memorize lines because that won't help either. the best thing to do is remember a guideline.
i didn't do any research for my interview and went in rambo style, ie: with my eyes closed and fingers crossed, hoping the interviewers don't realise im a lazy a55. too bad i was transparent.
the interview starts off easy, by introducing yourself. don't tell too much about yourself, cause the interviewers don't really want to know. they just want to see which name you are on the papers on their desk.
why you chose the course. this is important. lie if you must. try not berlagak by saying "i was bla3 in sekolah", cause sekolah and university/college aren't the same.
make sure the country you chose actually offers the course you want. for example, if you plan on taking islamic finance, then you don't have to fly, cause Malaysia offers that already.
WHEN THE DISCUSSION STARTS
dont be too quiet. but dont be too loud. cause being too quiet annoys the jpa dudes. being too loud annoys the people next to you. ie your competition.
AT THE END
dont be like me, shake your interviewers hands, and say thank you sir or whatever. if you brought cigarettes, make sure they dont show in your pocket. like that box shape thang. yeah.
make sure phones are off at all times lol.
dont wear pakaian that makes you look like a whore. i saw most chinese kids wore clothes as though they wana go clubbing in kebaya. like really sexy clothes. sexy kebayas. i saw this sikh girl which was in the same sekolah rendah as me, wear really thick make up like she was a whore. i dont think that is quite appropriate.
IMPORTANT REMINDERthe JPA give scholarships to ugly people (referring to you) too, so dont fret. your fugly face will not have such a big effect on how the interview works out. being ugly is part and parcel of life.
i pity you for being ugly lol
-not all of this is correct. i think almost none is. but i just had to write somethhing.