What are the best ways to answer the question: Tell me about yourself?
The student should probably address this question as the sum of his or her passions and strengths. After a brief introduction of the student to the interviewer (as this question is likely to come up early in the interview), the student should be prepared with which passions and strengths he or she is going to relay to the interviewer. By emphasizing these items, the student will improve his or her comfort level with the interview process and project positively to the interviewer. The student will be more relaxed the more he talks about himself or herself. Once relaxed, the real personality of that candidate is able to shine through. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for the student to have at least a few passions and interests ready to speak about before setting foot in the interview. Interviewers may not ask a question as open ended as "Tell me about yourself?" Still, they want to get to know a student and verify his or her suitability to the particular college.