Hi, what role, outside of formal interviews, do interactions with admissions staff and students have in the admissions process?
I've been to a few info sessions now and some of the students I've talked to hinted that it's important to talk to people.
How are evaluations/judgements made at informal events by admissions staff and students, if any? This applies for things like info events and campus visits. I got the sense that students recommend people to the staff, and the staff are always evaluating.
If that's the case, do you have recommendations on making this an effective interaction for both sides? Usually I've just been firing question after question, but really it's been from my own curiosity.