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  • City University of New York
  • Psychology School
  • New York
Individual Feedback 1 5 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 4
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
5.60 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 2
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 3

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 4
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 4
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.25 4

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What made you choose this school? It was for the Developmental Ph.D. so I honestly told them...great faculty, emphasis on social change, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in clinical psychology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What draws you to our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"who would you invite, alive or dead, to a dinner party?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What ideas would you propose to research? Told them what was in my essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an important person in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was in-depth questioning about my current/previous research experiences. This took up the majority of the interview. They asked me about the hypotheses I was testing and what conclusions I could draw about specific aspects of my research. It seemed like they wanted to make sure I could think like a scientist." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your clinical and research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When the grad students interviewed me they continued to name specific faculty members and discuss how renown they were...I honestly did not know all the faculty members they discussed with me (as I concentrated on the ones who matched my interests) so I probably looked like I was nodding and smiling politely. Point is...look most of them up." More from this Member | Report Response

"the above." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Wrote out and practiced answers to standard questions. Wrote out my research plans and how I arrived there. Made a list of questions I wanted to ask (mostly from a Guide to Getting Into Psych schools). Researched my POI heavily." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement, school's website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"read everything about the program, reviewed my app., read articles and abstracts from my interviewer, profs i'd be interested in, and major players in the dept. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The graduate students were laid back, friendly and welcoming. The faculty was exactly the same. Also, most of the faculty don't work with undergrad so it seems like they have a lot more time and energy to spend helping and supporting grad students in their research. Also, the school may not be well known outside of NY but the faculty members come from top schools and their work is well known, even internationally known." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interviewer's attitude." More from this Member | Report Response

"The vast array of options for research. The neuropsych program is affiliated with many other institutions in NYC and the surrounding areas, and the current students indicated that they were given the option to do research in whichever lab they chose. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nice clinic, love the campus, very smart dedicated, well trained student and faculty. very intellectual but informal environment. great clinical opportunities, 100% apa match, swell funding for a NYC school, multi disciplinary, a bit quirky, which i like. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The building is awesome but the Psych Dept.'s floor is the pits. Sad and depressing looking...but that's not all that important! It could use some cheering up though. No person impressed me negatively, so that was good." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The program is located at Queens college in Flushing, which is WAY out there and hardly accessible by subway. However, the current students seemed to think it was tolerable." More from this Member | Report Response

"unapologetically ivory tower psychodynamic/analytic, which if that's your thing is fine, but i think we need to face issues of assessment head on, 'cause it's happpening and impacting people who need insurance coverage in order to be able to afford to see a clinician. activism/political mindset (in terms of advocating for the profession and people with serious mental illness all but absent). too much research experience can be viewed as a bad thing. i got lots of deeply personal questions. get ready. interviewer took phone call during interview, which makes me wonder if that is symbolic of the student-faculty relationship. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just by chance I had 4 grad students interviewing me (because some of them just happened to be there) and that was slightly overwhelming. However, it allowed me ample time to observe their interaction with each other. Also, I felt stupid for not knowing some of their faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"not as political and research oriented as i'd like -- say research is valueable on website, but really clinical is key. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"**For Developmental Psych PhD** Seems like a very supportive environment. Nice location on 5th ave, near Macys and below Bryant Park. Funding seems very generous. Faculty is great and have great connections, or so I was told ;p" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's hard to prepare for this kind of interview. It was quite personal so I think it's important to try to relax and be yourself. Just be honest. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This review is for the CUNY's Clinical Neuropsychology program at Queens College, not the straight Clinical program at City College. Although the neuropsych program is not APA accredited right now, the admissions director said they'd be submitting another application within the next 9 months. She said there was about an 80% chance it would be accredited by the time we completed the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"like i said, very informal, very very personal. the student interview was more structured, and, i think, more balanced. just be yourself. they have, i feel, very specific things in mind when they interview you, things you can't fake. if you get rejected, i think it's for the best (as in poor personality fit with them and thier program). show them who you are, and learn as much about them as possible too. this is a very specific kind of program -- make sure it's for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 3
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 3
Neutral 1
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 4

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 2
Out of state 2

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 0
4-6 hours 2
7+ hours 0

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 0
Automobile 0
Train or subway 3
Other 1

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

Response # Responders
< $100 0
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 0

What airport did you use?

No responses

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 0
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No responses

Would you recommend the hotel?

No responses

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

Response Avg # Responders
9.20 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 4

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 4

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No responses

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