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  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"What lead you to optometry?" Report Response

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

"What extracurriculars have you been involved in?" Report Response

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

"How do you see optometry changing in the future?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is an issue within optometry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you contribute/make a difference within optometry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I watched a video about interviewing by SCO on YouTube. I just looked up interview questions and answered as many as I could in bullet form on a document." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Due to Covid, I can only reflect on the interview and not the campus tour yet; however, it was very pleasant and the interviewers are friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was kind of intimidating since it was online. I felt that I had to keep talking to prevent long pauses. Also, I felt like it was less conversational and more like question-after-question." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt that it went smoother because I knew it was more of a personality assessment, but definitely recommend doing your research about potential questions and the program specifically." 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?

SEATAC

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They're super on top of it!" Report Response

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