How I found the Online Assessment aspect of my Application to the Maths Scholarship
want to begin by saying that I am terrible at interviews and online
assessments. I struggle to articulate myself properly under time pressure and I
have failed many online assessments in the past. However, the online assessment
for my scholarship application was simple to understand and unique. Initially,
I began by submitting my personal statement and my application form. This part
of the application allowed me to express my passion towards mathematics. Once
this was reviewed, I was asked to attend an online interview.
Having done many
interviews in my life, the most memorable interview was my scholarship
interview. Prior to the interview, I was sent an email with some of the
questions that I was going to be asked during the interview. I found this
particularly useful as I was able to prepare my answers properly. Whilst
completing the interview, I was initially nervous however, I found that the
interviewer was very positive and made me feel comfortable. My interviewer
asked me interesting questions which probed my mathematical thinking instead of
asking me questions like “Why do you want this scholarship?”.
Unlike some other
interviews that I have completed, I truly feel that my scholarship interview
gave me a fair opportunity to articulate myself.