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  • Northeastern State University Oklahoma College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Tahlequah
Individual Feedback 1 12 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 8
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.25 12

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.92 12

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.42 12

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 3
20 minutes 2
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 2
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 2
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 12
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 12
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 11
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.42 12

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

"Why did you choose your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics are important in a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should you be one of the 28 accepted students? What makes you think you should be a part of the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite course in undergrad and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something your close friends would constructively criticize you about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a challenge you had to face and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you stay organized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why podiatry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most interesting job you've held?" More from this Member | Report Response

"For a student to be successful in optometry school, the must (fill in the blank)." More from this Member | Report Response

"As you have applied to multiple schools, what would be your deciding factor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things you do to cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite college course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I do to keep myself organized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you make a great student at OCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a difficult experience in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Why should we choose you for the 28?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about you makes you a good pick for the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone you admire and why? (hero, role model, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your most preferred study environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite movie or book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Outside of your professional life, where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most interesting job in the past?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your ideal studying situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"While in school, an optometry student should ___________." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much does a first year optometrist make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspects of the modern health care system would you change and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any ice cream flavor, what flavor would you be and why? j/k the questions were straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"none, did internship here and I was told everything was fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What salary do you think a just-graduated optometrist will make?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would be the deciding factor of choosing schools? Why would you choose another school over ours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? I had to think about this a little because she asked "What are great qualities of a healthcare professional?" and I said two qualities that I think I have! So I wanted to be humble but still thought that my top two strengths are great qualities of a healthcare professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which you felt it was better for someone else to take the lead." More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides giving vision care, what else should an optometrist do for the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the differences between optometrist, ophthamalogist, and optician" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OCPM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not CSPM, you live by there?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you a good candidate for OCPM? This didn't seem hard until I started to formulate an answer in my head. It took me a few seconds to gather my thoughts." More from this Member | Report Response

"--" More from this Member | Report Response

"Define a professional." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched common questions, practiced in front of a mirror" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wrote answers to mock interview questions. Read my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interview with a doctor at work, family, I've had interviews before" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, previous interviews, looking up multiple health professions related interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practiced with parents, friends, and health advisor at school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared for another interview a week before so I felt I was ready for any questions that could be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewd SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback and got a good nights rest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through application packet, school website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about why I want to go to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly, since it was a smaller town, it seemed like everyone knew each other. Also the new clinic is very beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very warm and friendly staff and faculty. Beautiful surroundings and geography. (Tons of trees and rolling hills,rivers, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When I went to NSUOCO, I felt like I was home. Tahlequah, as a whole, felt like home. I hope to spend the next four years there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The size and culture of the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly! Nice facilities.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class size and close relationships between EVERYONE" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice anatomy lab. Friendliness of staff/students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great new campus, no traffic, lower cost of living compared to other schools, and liked the new classrooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Three students took us around on the tour and we got 3 different perspectives on the school from 1st year students. The school is very beautiful and clean since it is only a year old. I like how they record every lecture by video camera so if you miss a class, you could watch it online. There are only Podiatry students on the campus and you get a more specialized education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small class size is very nice. I also like that they teach visual therapy and laser stuff. It is also nice that students see a lot of patients." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Many of the other schools gave me information packages before my interview, but this school gave me one after my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very small buildings that are kinda of old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not get to see the entire facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"The town is SO small, it's something I'm not used to." More from this Member | Report Response

"small facility and small school, town is very small" More from this Member | Report Response

"I couldn't get over the fact that the location didn't really feel like a school. It's a nice new building, but it felt like I was walking around in a hotel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cold weather, not very diversed, no dorms." More from this Member | Report Response

"everything about the education you receive is excellent, it is just the weather and area that some might have a problem with." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was an ice storm so the weather was awful." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known that I should practice my timed essay skills for a variety of prompts." More from this Member | Report Response

"How little time I had to write the essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is lots a wait time between the individual interviews. There is some interaction with the current students during that time, but a lot of the time is spent in the waiting room alone." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"How small the school is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tourist attractions around the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school faces away from the main road so it is hard to see when you pass by. I passed it a couple of times before realizing where it was." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"NSUOCO is an absolutely wonderful school and program. The faculty and students are awesome! Everyone made me feel right at home and made me feel like I was already part of their program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The intimate atmosphere of the school is fantastic due to its small class size. I would definitely suggest looking for the interview building the night before the interview. Use a GPS to find the particular building because the addresses are not marked on the building." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a great school with a promising program. Working in teams can definitely be achieved at this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was laid back. Just asked me easy questions, and we had a conversation moreso than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were about 9 other interviewees...a goup of 4 first year students gave us a tour of the facility, they shared their experiences at OCPM, and answered all of our questions...had a very simple interview with someone for 10-15 minutes....had lunch....talked with one of the faculty....interviewed with the dean...found out I was accepted...the End of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Lott is a very nice, friendly person. She made me feel very comfortable and I never once felt awkward. She didn't ask me anything about my file, she just wanted to get to know my personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to bad of a day, interview is really nice and empathetic to students/interviewee's." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience was very easy. There were three seperate interviews (one on one) and all were open-file. The interviews were very relaxed and conversational. I came away more impressed with the school than when I started." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 4
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 6
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 8
Neutral 3
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.92 12

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 4
Out of state 8

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 3
Automobile 9
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 4
$101-$200 3
$201-$300 1
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 0
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

CLE

TUL

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 6
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Hyatt Place

Motor Lodge

Sheraton

Yes

Would you recommend the hotel?

Holiday Inn Express

Hyatt Place

Motor Lodge

Sheraton

Yes

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.42 12

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 12

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.17 12

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 7

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.43 7

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 7

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I think that they should send out the info packages earlier to those who are going to interview, that way people can ask questions while they are there. Also the building was hard to find, so I suggest making a map or sending one out through email." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have no suggestions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Though our schedule became slightly different due to the circumstances, it would have been nice to see all the aspects of the college rather than just the basics." More from this Member | Report Response

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