Remember that a conversation at the embassy is NOT a JOB TALK!
It is true that this is not a job interview, but it requires certain preconditions in order to present yourself as well as possible to the consul in the embassy. The dress code is very important, pay special attention to it. Dress decently, be clean and tidy.
As far as the conversation itself is concerned, it is important that you show and prove that you are a good and full-time student, that you are diligent and that you take your exams regularly. Previous work experience is not crucial, but if you are asked about it, feel free to say what you have done so far.
Learn what job awaits you in the US!
It is very important that you find out in detail about your future job and employer. It goes without saying that you should definitely do that before you sign a business offer. At the embassy, this knowledge will be of great importance to you, because they will most likely ask you something about your future employer.
Pass as many exams as possible before going to the embassy!
If you haven’t already done so, then urgently sit down and warm up your chair! If you are in master’s studies or other postgraduate studies, and you do not have exams in that period, explain to the consul HOW THE SYSTEM OF YOUR EDUCATION WORKS! Explain which topics are covered in your studies and what you will face from the exam when you return.
Good knowledge of English is not crucial!
Knowledge of English can help you better cope with the conversation at the embassy. If you don’t know anything to speak in English, take a class at our school. Our lecturers will best prepare you for the interview at the embassy.
It is important to know which is your sponsoring agency!
This item is important mostly for your own sake. Upon arrival in the US you have 7 days to report that you have arrived, and if you have any problems or concerns, the sponsor is there to meet you. He is your parent while you are in the US!
Here are the specific questions that can be asked at the interview at the embassy:
– Are you a full-time student?
– Which faculty do you attend? What year are you?
– How many exams have you passed in the last 6 months?
– Who finances you?
– What do your parents do?
– How many hours a week do you spend on lectures and exercises?
– What are you going to do in the US? Who will be your employer?
– Do you have relatives in the United States?
You must be informed of your rights and the rights of workers in America. You can see more about this at the link below.