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Application Questions

Application Questions

The H.I.V.E. application for 2016-2017 positions includes several short answer questions.  Some questions are required of ALL applicants; other questions are required only for applicants of certain positions.  

***We highly recommend preparing your responses to these questions BEFORE accessing the online application.***

REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS (limit responses to 150 words)

1. Why do you want to be a H.I.V.E. member?

2. Please discuss one thing that could have been better about your campus visit experience and why.

3. What are your feelings about having conversations surrounding privilege and identity?

REQUIRED FOR OVERNIGHT HOST APPLICANTS ONLY (100-250 words each)

  1. Imagine you have a student organization meeting to attend, fifty pages of reading to complete, a request from friends to have dinner together, and an overnight guest to host. What would you do/how would you prioritize your time? 

REQUIRED FOR TOUR GUIDE APPLICANTS ONLY (100-250 words each)

  1. What are two aspects of Kalamazoo College that helped you decide to come to K? Why?
  2. If you had to give a presentation for class, how would you go about preparing? What is the most difficult part of the presenting experience for you?

  3. Sometimes our best friends drive us nuts. How do you handle it when you fight with your best friend?
  4. (Shift Tour Guide applicants only) Describe a time when you had to deal with someone being rude or difficult.  How did you respond?
  5. (Shift Tour Guide applicants only) If you were answering the phone in the Office of Admission and someone asked you a question about K to which you didn't know the answer, how would you respond?

REQUIRED FOR DAY HOST APPLICANTS ONLY (100-250 words each)

  1. If you were mingling at an Office of Admission event and approached a family, how would you start and sustain a conversation with them?
  2. What about Kalamazoo College drives you nuts?
  3. Describe a time when you had to deal with someone being rude or difficult.  How did you respond?
  4. If you were answering the phone in the Office of Admission and someone asked you a question about K to which you didn't know the answer, how would you respond?

REQUIRED FOR COMMUNICATOR APPLICANTS ONLY (100-250 words each)

  1. What are your top five social media platforms? How do you use them and how frequently? (ex. Snapchat -- I check stories once an hour, but I rarely send Snaps; Instagram -- I post pictures every few days, but I mostly scroll through pictures, etc.)
  2. What are some crative ways you plan to engage with prospective students through social media/web communication?
  3. (optional) If you have created content that is currently on the web, feel free to provide the link(s)!