Had an interview today at a Polish university for a Master's degree in Business. I expected at least a 30 minute interview. I've never had a university interview before so this was my first.
After 5 minutes they said thank you and that was all. She mentioned that she looked forward to seeing me at the university, but with only 5 minutes, it gave me the impression that it wasn't long enough, and I had questions to ask.
They asked 2 questions, and I mentioned I may be interested in getting a PhD and being a professor, they seemed pleased, so either I said something wrong or they already decided they wanted me considering my desire to continue education.
It certainly was not enough to get a feel for my interests or background, but if they were looking for PhD candidates and professors, maybe that did it for them, when combined with my educational history (I graduated with a 4.0 GPA) and the requirements are not as strict in Poland as in Germany.
I was also wearing a suit, very well dressed and kept, and with a good environment in the background (it was an online interview). They responded that they really liked my answer and would see me at the university or something to that extent, although their English was also not great and they had a strong accent.
The last thing I said was that I thought she was right when she mentioned that I could do both entrepreneurship and academia simultaneously and I said about how I agree with that and it makes a lot of sense. I don't know what I might have said wrong, I started discussing my work history, at one point she suggested that she would check my work history and so on, but certainly did not inquire further or ask any additional questions about it.
I guess I will find out next week, but I feel weird because I expected a long interview with lots of questions like what I researched and got prepared for, but being so short, I was surprised and now I feel like it will probably get rejected because I read online if it's under 15 minutes it probably means it didn't go well.
What do you think
My application for the school was accepted. So the short interview was not a rejection, but rather normal for this school.
My application score was 100/100. It was 100% weighted toward the interview. So the 5 minute interview received a 100%.