One of the more stress-inducing aspects of the college process is the admission interview. It was that way when I applied to college back in the Dark Ages of the mid-Sixties, and it remains the same today, here in the summer of 2019, more than a half-century later.
Interviews come in a variety of flavors. Perhaps the most intimidating is the on-campus interview with a real-life admission committee member. Slightly less anxiety-invoking is the local alumni interview, which can take place in the quiet of a private residence or in the hustle and bustle of a Starbucks.