Many fellowship competitions involve interviews by phone or in person. These meetings are critical. The selection committee wants to see the person behind the project and probe the depth of an applicant's knowledge and commitment.
We organize panels of faculty and senior administrators to simulate the interview experience and offer concrete feedback before the real interview. We find that these sessions are indispensable to anticipate questions that may seem to come out of left field. They help anchor students in their experiences.
If have an approaching interview for a major fellowship, let us know. We will be happy to coach you.