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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Why did you want to go into pharmacy instead of other health care profession? What aspects of pharmacy that you like and that you dont like or what would you like changed in the pharmacy field within a couple years from now? Tell me about your work experience? (especially if you work in a pharmacy, they totally wanna know about that). What do you think of pharmacists in your local store? How about academically? What school you go to and major? What are your club involvement? Have you done research? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"and of course the last question is always 'Do you have any question for us'??? (yeah, you better answer this!!!) They're soooo into the USC pride (it's the 100th anniversary for school of pharmacy). USC's been there for awhile so they know that they're good and you gotta let them know that you belong there. Good luck to everyone..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"basic questions but one nice thing to me is that they didnt start with "tell me about yourself" and just let you babble on n on..." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"mmm...the questions that were asked were pretty much questions that you think would be asked...but like i heard someone who was asked to convert liter to ml and then to mg or something of that sort, but during my interview, nothing funky. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read up on pharmacy news, research about the school and what's unique about usc " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"both the faculty member and the 2nd year student who interviewed me were very very nice. They really just wanted to get to know you and find out who you really are. Just be yourself and be confident and dont let them know that you're nervous on the inside. Both of them take on a great pride as a USC member, and its very infectious." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the writing test screwed me over. Like I summarized it but like not completely in my own words so they'll probably like dock me off a whole lotta points for not following instructions. follow directions people!!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"i'm quite impressive with what USC has to offer. Although it is costly, the school will definitely take care of you: pre or post graduate." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview itself wasnt as nerve wrecking as I had thought it would be. As long as you totally dont make up the answers, then you'll be fine...cos then they might just backfire on you and ask about that specific sentence you just mentioned. Just be yourself, be honest, be confident. The interviewers were just cool about everything. They're there to get to know you, since its closed file and everything. " Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

02/12/2005

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