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  • Illinois College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 are the positive and negative aspects about yourself?" Report Response

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

"Why Illinois college of optometry?" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is/or are your greatest accomplishments?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the most positive and negative aspects about yourself?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading over ICO material and and compared it to other schools material. Also, writing down all my accomplishments, reasons for wanting to become an OD, and why I would be a good candidate." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facility and the proximity to downtown chicago." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is on the border of a bad part of town, however, it seemed safe." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Price of a taxi from the airport." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was one of 7 people that interviewed that day, however, i was also one of two guys. The process started around 9:30 as the receptionist decided to shoot the breeze with us for awhile. Next was the file review, that took 15-20 mins. Following that was the financial aid talk. Finally progressing on to the interview with a staff member- all who were extremely nice according to the feedback from my fellow interviewees. The day ended with a tour, lunch, and question/answer session. It was a goodtime had by all. Very stressless and comfortable the entire duration." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton Oak Lawn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2006

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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