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  • Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Manhattan
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"What were pet stores like 100 years ago? (specific to my application; my family owns pet stores--so know the history if you are using family business material)" Report Response

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

"What do you think is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare?" Report Response

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

"How many pet stores are left in the United States? (Specific to my application; my family has owned pet stores for 100 years)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked at questions from SDN, reviewed my VMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The three interviewers were very into the interview. My family owns pet stores that sell animals, so I was paranoid I would be grilled about regulations and stuff like that. However, they did not project any personal opinions into their questions. So if a lot of your experience is in a part of the animal industry that does not have a positive light to the public (pet stores, some breeding, animal testing, slaughter houses, etc.), don't be too paranoid of how the questions are going to go." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They did seem to take certain things I said with a grain of salt, as if I was over exaggerating. I gave an example of a dog we saw at the clinic that ended up having to be euthanized, but I didn't put that specific story in my experiences. One interview pointed out that it wasn't listed, and all I could say is that I simply hadn't written it down in the application because it was a detail, not a broad generalization of my experiences." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known more details on history of our specific pet stores. In general, it's good to have a lot of knowledge on your experiences that make up the bulk or your experience/what had the biggest weight in your essay." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be knowledgeable about your application. Don't really try to memorize the answers to questions either. I got, "Animal rights vs. animal welfare" and blanked, so I had to quickly switch to plan b (which worked out in my favor anyway)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Pinewood Inn and Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/18/2014

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Having an online portal would have helped rather than having the paper application. I forgot to make a copy of mine, so I could not clearly remember what I put on the supplemental application." Report Response

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