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"So far so good. Keep using email to update people. Although I think phone calls to those who are accepted is a nice personal touch, so keep doing that."
"Compared to the other schools I have applied to, the interview was much more high stress and cold. I understand that it is unnecessary to ask behavioral based questions but I think the process could have been friendlier. It is very reassuring a huge selling point when the school seems friendly."
"I would have liked a tour of the Raptor Center, but overall the interview was really nicely planned out."
"Free parking for out-of-state applicants who took the time to travel to Minnesota."
"Adjust the schedule so that folks who have the 'right after lunch' interview slot aren't trying to fit the tour and lunch both into one hour. I didn't want to eat because I didn't really want to rush from eating into the interview with lettuce stuck between my teeth. :) (That said, I skipped lunch and after my interview someone from admissions saw me headed out and stopped me and asked if I had had a chance to eat; so they took care of the problem!)."
"E-mail admissions notifications would be better, but I understand the need to send out official forms with the letters."
"Offer a bit more to in-state students on interview days. The tour is a good step, but a bit more of a welcome would have been nice."
"Tell me about a time that you made a mistake? How did you deal with it?"
"Describe a time you overstepped your boundaries."
"Tell me about a time when you had a disagreement with someone."
"it was a behavioral based interview. Sorry but we are not allowed to share the questions. Just google behavioral questions and there are loads of sites to help with it."
"Tell me about a time you had to communicate a complex idea."
"Tell us about your experiences, paid and volunteer."
"Tell us about a time that you resolved a conflict."
"Tell me about a time you used improvision to achieve a desired result."
"Tell us a time when you created a new use for a product or tool."
"Can you tell us a time where you had to come up with a unique project?"
"Though almost entirely behavioral, they did start with "Tell me why you want to be a vet.""
"Talk about a time when you were most unsure about a decision you had to make."
"What was a moment that you broke the rules or overstepped boundaries that had been set for you?"
"Who is the most difficult person you've ever dealt with and how did you handle the situation?"
"What skills do you think you need to be succesful in veterinary school?"
"Tell us about your veterinary experience."
"What in your experiences has prepared you to be a veterinarian? (or something to the effect)"
"Tell about a time you dealt with a difficult person. What was the last crisis you encountered and how did you solve it?"
"Tell us about the best presentation you ever made."
"Tell us about your animal/veterinary experience history."
"Tell us about your volunteer and employment history."
"Describe your vet med experience"
"Describe a time when you had to deal with a difficult person."
"What area would I like to focus in"
"Tell us about a time when you were proud of your accomplishments."
"Give an example of a time when you overstepped boundaries."
"Can you give us a full list of your employment history and your volunteer or community service experience?"
"Tell us about yourself. "
"Tell me about a time you had a decision to make (other than vet school) that you were very undecided about, and how you went about making your decision."
"Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone that you did not get along with."
"Tell me about your involvement in extracurricular and veterinary activities?"
"Tell us about your past jobs, organizations and volunteer time."
"Nothing stands out as 'interesting'."
"Can you tell us a time when you had to work with someone you didn't necessarily get along with? How did it turn out?"
"Tell me about a time you creatively solved a problem."
"Tell me about a time when you were in a situation in which you had to adapt your skill/skill set in which you were not comfortable in."
"A tie between "What was a moment that you broke the rules or overstepped boundaries that had been set for you?" and "What was the best presentation you ever gave?""
"Are you a big-picture person or a details person? (Different than anything I'd seen listed here, although easy enough to answer.)"
"Do you have any pets at home?"
"Tell us about a time in which you gained trust in a person, and how you gained that trust."
"Tell us about a goal that you didn't achieve. (I couldn't think of one but managed to say that when I usually set goals I do everything I can to achieve them. Also, in essence, since I learned from all my experiences, I don't think of any goal I set as a failure.)"
"Not the most interesting question but nonetheless another question... Tell us about a time when you made a commitment that you could not keep."
"Tell us about the last time you were in a crisis or emergency situation."
"Tell us about a weakness of yours."
"What was the last crisis you were in and how did you handle it?"
"They asked me to role-play. The interviewer was a client worried about fleas and I was a vet assistant."
"Have I ever stepped over a boundary or given too much. How did I handle it?"
"Tell us about a time when your life underwent a major change and how you dealt with it."
"What is the most difficult thing you have done in your life thus far?"
"Name a time when you had to deal with a difficult person and how did you deal with them? "
"Tell us about a time where you had to stick up for your beliefs. "
"Tell me about the last crisis or emergency you were in, and how you handled it."
"Tell us about a time that you had to present something."
"Tell me about a time when you made a promise to someone that was very difficult to keep."
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