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  • Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Miss. State
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Can you tell us about your research background?" Report Response

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

"What things do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Would you be able to handle the heavy work-load and high stress associated with veterinary school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some qualities you think a great veterinarian should have?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Your veterinary experience may be limited compared to some of our other applicants. What do you think of that and do you feel it hinders your application?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over questions from SDN and tried to review my admissions essay. To be honest, I didn't actually feel that prepared when I was in the interview because I thought they would be asking me mostly about my application but I got a lot of different questions instead (i.e. do you know how much debt a vet student incurs, what qualities do great veterinarians have, etc)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly the students were with their fellow classmates. They all seemed like a big family." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My experience with the admissions staff. I had to send a barrage of emails to actually get information about my interview, and my mentor never even contacted me so I could ask them questions before the interview process. Also had to wait around the school until my interview time (info session ended at 11:30, my interview wasn't until 2)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Good: wish I had known how friendly everyone would be. Bad: wish I had known my interview time beforehand. Had to book an extra night at the hotel because I didn't know if I'd be done early afternoon or not." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This really is not a bad school, but communication needs to be better and the information session needs some working on. The financial aid part of the session lasted about 2 minutes and I feel that needs way more time because it's a very important part of going to veterinary school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

BHM Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/14/2012

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Respond to emails in a more timely manner. I had to email twice to make sure my RSVP for the interview was in, and then it took more than a month for me to get the actual information about the interview." Report Response

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