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  • University of Virginia Curry School of Education
  • Psychology School
  • Charlottesville
Individual Feedback 1 6 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 5
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.67 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 6

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 0
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 6
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 6
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 5
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
4.00 6

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

"Why are you interested in our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your specific research interests and how do they fit with our current work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your interests" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research interests. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your research interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How interested are you in clinical work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I gave you a blank check right now and no stipulations whatsoever, what kind of research would you do using the money?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a masters degree" More from this Member | Report Response

"What personal strengths and weaknesses have impacted your professional development? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you picture yourself 5 years after graduation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want to study in my lab? How could you contribute to the research done in this lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of mentor style are you looking for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really I can't remember too many specific questions. Just went over my background, what interests me, what I envision doing in the future. BE PREPARED TO ASK QUESTIONS!!! They're main goal was to really see what YOU ask them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else are you interviewing at" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you understand the results of XXX study you were involved in? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What about your family background has been a strength and weakness for graduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To explain my family dynamics and give background in how I grew up, what my parents do, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to work with children and not adults" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your background in human rights, how would you handle the abuses that occur in the prison system, assuming there is nothing you could do to change them? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The dreaded "so tell me about yourself" (why is this so hard?!?!)... but I expected it so it wasn't bad. Basically none of the questions were hard... just really trying to see if you were a good fit (this program is small and seemingly very bonded, fit was a MAJOR priority)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you embrace diversity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above, but the interview was very conversational, no ''difficult'' questions, per se. " More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading POI's publications and CV, reading student handbook" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read POIs past articles/research and CVs, reviewed my SOP and my previous research, read program info from the web site, thought of questions to ask (VERY important)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over POI's research and previous work. Found out the direction that each of their labs were headed in the coming years. Went over questions to ask that weren't answered online or during the orientation presentation earlier in the morning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read articles by my POI, practiced answering typical interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the articles of my POIs, read about the program, read over my own information. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Extremely friendly students/faculty, strong in both clinical and research training, strong track record for APA internships" More from this Member | Report Response

"structure of the program (everyone generally graduates in 5 years), mix of clinical and research, enthusiasm and friendliness of the faculty and students...everything, really!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Surprisingly a lot. It was apparent how tight-knit the entire team was (professors and students). The current students genuinely loved the program and spoke highly of it. Also, they are a TRUE blend of research and practice that firmly believes in finishing the program in 5 years flat. The program also teaches a great breadth of information - to include all assessments (including Rorschach), across all populations (incarcerated, adult, juvenile, etc), and experience in various settings (clinical, school, correctional, etc). To top it off, you only take 3 additional classes and you will get licensed in school psychology (which you can't beat in this hard economic time)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How down to earth and friendly the faculty and current students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness and openness of the faculty and students, the grounds, Charlottesville. " More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not amazing funding, but full tuition waiver plus stipend, higher than plenty of PhD programs" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Too clinical, too child focused." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of funding. They do give you a full tuition waiver, but the stipend is around 1/3 of other competitive programs. Many students said that the cost was minimal in exchange for the superior teaching they received (i.e. when they went for internship interviews they commented on how OVER qualified they were in comparison to the competition). " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I was only pleasantly surprised." More from this Member | Report Response

"How low-stress the interviews were. Before I arrived I was really "freaking out" over the entire process, but it was the most enjoyable interview I have ever been a part of." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it's more clinical." More from this Member | Report Response

"The low stipend amount." More from this Member | Report Response

"That their funding isn't very good" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Amazing program!" More from this Member | Report Response

"You had a "social" the night before at a current students home - VERY beneficial to go! On the day of the interview, you had an opening presentation and then met with 2 POIs (that you mentioned in your statement) and 2 of their current students from their lab staggered through the day. When you weren't in interviews, you all sat in one room pretty much chit-chatting with the other nervous interviewees. You also had lunch provided in a group and with a professor that wasn't in your interest section (just to cross check). I have to say that after visiting the program, it moved significantly higher on my "I-REALLY-Want-to-Get-In" list!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back and it seemed like you were having a conversation with each faculty member rather than being interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Group introductions, faculty presentation/brief explaination of program, individual interviews with faculty members and students, lunch, tour, more interviews. In between interviews, all the prospective students sat together in a fairly small room, but were encouraged to walk around and explore. " More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 1
Faculty member 5
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 6
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.75 4

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 2
Out of state 4

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 1
Automobile 4
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 3
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 1
$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 3
Friends or family 0
Hotel 2
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Cavalier - only a few blocks from campus

Would you recommend the hotel?

Cavalier - only a few blocks from campus

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 6

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.17 6

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 6

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 4

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.25 4

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.75 4

0 = low, 10 = high

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