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  • New England College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

No Response

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

"Why are you interested in optometry?" Report Response

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

"Why are you applying to NECO?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your community service experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your future goals?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think would be the most difficult part of optometry school? Also, my interviewer asked me to describe my previous research experiences and results in detail (some from summer labs I did four years ago), and I didn't prepare the result section as well as I should have." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Writing answers to Student Doctor Network's sample questions, Medical school interview questions. Having mock-interview with my roommates, parents, and other adults. Attending interview workshops from my college." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is absolutely gorgeous. But most importantly, I loved the fact that it's affiliated with 41 separate clinics around Boston, so I'm guaranteed a different patient base when I rotate to a different clinic. Also, all the students were very friendly there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was a wonderful day overall. They scheduled the day very nicely." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't know that there would be two interviews. One is closed-file with a student, and another is open-file with a faculty. Also, you take a shuttle bus to one of their clinics and have a tour there. I wish my shoes were more comfortable for the walking part." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed it!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Boston Logan International Airport

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/08/2013

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Email confirmations for the interview date after scheduling over phone." Report Response

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