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  • Boston University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Psychology School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

5

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)?

"Write the first sentence of your dissertation right now." Report Response

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

"Why BU?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions about the program?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Write the thesis sentence to your dissertation." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read papers by POI, looked at website. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Location is fantastic. Some of the grad students were very nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Faculty seemed uninterested in applicants. There was no discussion of the actual program, so applicants learned very little beyond what the website says. The atmosphere was also very competitive, there were a lot of applicants in a small area and just fueled the competitive environment. Very little interaction with current grad students. Only grad students around to talk seemed negative about the program." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Can feel like a corporation rather than a school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were ok, and not too high stress but I think this depends on who you interview with. The whole day felt very corporate, rather than a school vibe. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

9 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

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