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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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 pharmacy (of course) and what is the best thing and worst thing about it?" Report Response

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

"What do you intend to do with your degree after you graduate (e.g. work in retail, independent, research, etc.)" Report Response

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

"What research have you done?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you release stress (I just talked about my music and comm. svc.?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are 3 things about yourself that we should know about?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went through this site and talked to student/faculty contacts at the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The entire process was very organized. Pharm students were there an hour before our scheduled time to mingle with us. The Director of Admissions even spent ~20 minutes with us to give us an overview/pep talk. There were so many students involved in the process and they were all volunteers who chose to take time out of their schedule to be with us. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not like the essay portion - I don't know it was just weird to me! They give you a paragraph and give you 5 minutes to take notes on it - BUT the sheet you take notes on has ten lines on it and you can only write 5 words on each line (weird?). Then they take away the paragraph and you have 15 minutes to state the main point(s) and summarize the paragraph (you could not add new ideas). I wasn't sure how much I was supposed to write from a 6-7 sentence paragraph. :-(" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I get very stressed out so it was stressful for ME, but overall it was not difficult. I was lucky to have very nice interviewers. We basically had a conversation (at one point I was referring her to a place her kids might like to go to in their spare time). Remember, the professor AND the student are grading you so pay attention to the student too! I was told to ask questions beforehand so I made sure to ask them a few. " Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2004

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