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"The tour process should be more standardized. I was disappointed when the tour consisted of just going from floor to floor. The only thing I felt I saw of the school was the elevators and the signs that showed what floor we were on. Our tour group only saw an exam room in the clinic (vision therapy) AFTER one of us asked, and even then the tour guide was a little dismissive. Also, there is a gym on site. It would have been nice to see it. The only reason why our tour group found out about it was because someone in my group spotted it on the 3rd floor. Suny is a great school. show it off a little more"
"Email notification of acceptances in addition to snail mail would be helpful.. I'm worried I won't receive my letter since I'll be traveling for a couple weeks after my interview."
"Having an exit interview to go over the application file. I'm unsure if they do have that and forgot to do it with my group or they don't offer this at all."
"The interview confirmation letter should be more explicit that you want applicants to bring a pictur"
"Tell me about yourself and why you're interested in optometry."
"What was your favorite class during undergrad?"
"What made you decide to pursue optometry?"
"What are you looking for in an optometry school, and why specifically SUNY?"
"Why Optometry? how did you explore it?"
"How did you get to where you are today?"
"They started off referencing the entrance essay written when you arrive."
"why optometry, why SUNY?"
"How do you explain your OAT scores? (mine were on the low end) How did you prepare for this?"
"Why are you such a late applicant? (Applied in January, interviewed in March)"
"How would a friend describe you?"
"Do you keep up with the current news?"
"Why Optometry? Why SUNY? What do you want to do after graduating from SUNY?"
"Why optometry? What are your experiences with it?"
"You did really well on your OAT, how did you prepare?"
""You did well on the OATs. How did you study?" (This was an extremely useless question.)"
"What is important to you in an Optometry School?"
"Why not a school closer to home?"
"Why optometry and when did you first hear about it and think about it seriously?"
"What made you choose optometry? And what are your experiences with it?"
"how would you explain the difference between optician, optometrist, and an ophthalmologist to someone who didn't know anything about optometry?"
"Tell us all of the different specialties/modes of practice for optometry."
"Nothing that others haven't posted already: Why Optometry, what did you do to familiarize yourself with the profession?"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"What makes you qualified for our school?"
"Explain extracurricular activities."
"Why is optometry a good fit for you?"
"What do you like to do for fun?
"Have you considered medicine?"
"How did you improve in biology for the OAT and how would you study in optometry school? (I struggled during undergrad but did well on OAT)"
"One of the interviewers was curious about one of my extracurriculars (instrument)."
"Are your parents OK with you moving so far away from home? (I'm from Southern California)"
"Explain your trend in grades"
"How do people your age feel about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict at your university (it was related, but i was surprised)"
"What can you offer to SUNY that other students probably can't?"
"Which mode of practice do you think you're most suited for? (prvt practice, hospital, corporate, etc.)"
"If you get in to all the schools that you applied to, how would you choose which school to attend?"
"What would you advise the Senator regarding the health care reform?"
"How have your experiences changed you as a person?"
"Why did you leave Florida?
(Lived in NY, moved to FL, but came back)"
"Did you vote?"
"Are you interested in research?"
"Mentioned a huge compliment from one of my LORs and asked if I could explain it"
"What is an important topic for you in the upcoming election?"
"I was asked to explain my infant cognition research. When I was obviously very interested in the topic, they asked why optometry and not developmental psychology."
"What is the difference between the scope of optometry in Canada and the US?"
"How do you think you will fit in in new york city?"
"What is the last book you've read?"
"They asked what I do in free time and I said I like being outdoors at which point they asked ''Why New York then?'' "
"Suppose all the presidential candidates were sitting in front of you. What one issue would you like them to discuss?"
"Why choose SUNY over a school closer to home?"
"Besides school what are your hobbies?"
"What will you remember the most about your undergrad school outside of the classroom?"
"What did you think of the local election results?"
"If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?"
"What issue is important to me for this upcoming election?"
"They were all pretty straightforward questions.
"What do you think about United States' status in the world right now?"
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