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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"This is a closed-file interview so tell us who you are." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is your experience in pharmacy?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What are some leadership experiences you have undertaken?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some negative aspects of Pharmacy? How are pharmacists becoming the physicans of the future?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"See Above." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Read USC website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students and faculty were genuine. They have a lot of school spirit, they heavily encourage USC because of the networking." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location is not great. Traffic in the area is not fun to battle either. A larger class size." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be so relaxed" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The process was nice and quick. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the interview so you can talk to current students 1-on-1. There is a brief history of the school which is relaxing because it is explained that the interview is to see if you fit with USC and if USC fits with you. There were only 4 guys in our group of around 30-40. The student walks you to the room where a faculty member is waiting. The interview is supposed to be 20 minutes but we got to chatting and ended up talking for 40! oops! It was extremely casual, they just wanted to know about me and were enthusiastic about their program. After the interview we went and waited to write our summary paragraph, I was a little nervous at first but found it to be pretty easy. Then some of the student leaders stuck around to ask questions...all in all it took about 2 hours and was a pleasant experience!" Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2005

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