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"Why did you go to a private school for high school?"

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Completely irrelevant. Also, I was 14. It wasn't up to me. This was used to gauge my ability to work with impoverished people.

"It looks like you've travelled a lot and you're learning French but you've never travelled to a 3rd world country. Why? And how can you relate to poor people if you've only been to Europe and Canada?"

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"You applied for the Fulbright but didn't get it. Why?"

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The hiring manager said that she doesn't want to have to train someone for 3 years to get the job. I thought this was also insulting.

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How would I change the grant management to make it more responsive to school's needs?

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What was my previous experience working with foundations and how did I develop the relationships to advance my position in obtaining grants?

You don't have the experience we're looking for. Why should we hire you?

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Tell me about your experience managing grants

At the time my graduate studies were geared towards Anthropology, and one of the interviewers asked how would I be able to incorporate that background in the current job.

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