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  • Mercer University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Atlanta
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

60+ 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What does your boyfriend think about you leaving?" Report Response

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

"What kind of pharmacy work (chain, independent, hospital, etc.) do you see yourself doing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I wasn't asked much that I didn't expect. -Why pharmacy? -Why Mercer? -What will you do with your degree? -Do you have questions for me? (HAVE QUESTIONS TO ASK! If you are a volunteer oriented person, ask about volunteer opportunities that Mercer offers. Big +)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Honestly, the most difficult thing was to just talk about yourself. It was the whole, ''before we start the expected questions, why don't you just tell me a little bit about yourself'' deal." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I drove up to Atlanta the night before to make sure that I was able to get to Mercer on time. Luckily, my cousin lives up there so I was able to stay with her. Advice: -Think about your answers to the obvious questions that they will ask. -Prepare an ''about me'' introduction in case they ask you to ''tell us about yourself.'' -Have questions to ask them. -Know what sets Mercer apart from other pharmacy schools so that it shows you've done your research. -There is no reason at all to be nervous about this interview. It is not in the least bit intimidating. (This is coming from the biggest bundle of nerves you will ever meet)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I liked Mercer's small campus. It's unlike other pharmacy schools in that it is not as upscale and high class as you would expect which made me, a very simple girl, feel much more at home. It seems like the students are close and like everyone knows everyone." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing that I can think off right away which goes to show that even if there was something it was obviously insignificant." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I just got to see the campus for the first time and loved it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When we arrived, the group of us (20 or so) sat in a large conference room around a big table. The dean and several other important people gave us an introduction to Mercer, told us about the day, and gave us an opportunity to ask questions. Then I was taken (with a smaller group of 4 others) on a tour of the campus by a P2 student who was really cool. This was an opportunity to ask the questions you don't want to ask important people (How much free time do you have? What is there to do in Atlanta? Etc.); this person was not an interview (or a spy or anything like that). Then there was a 30 minute interview with a faculty member or alumni that was pretty informal. It seemed to me like the type of conversation I have with anyone when they ask my major and why and about me. After that interview I had a student interview with a P1 student which was pretty much amazing. It was the same type of questions, and it was beneficial to me because he already had experience at Mercer so I got to learn thing from him. The last thing we did was return to the conference room for 30 minutes and ''mingle'' with everyone. Unfortunately, I didn't realize until 15 minutes had passed that mingling time had started; I was under the impression that we were going to take our seats again, but we didn't. That was it. Talk to the important people, to the current students, and to the other applicants. The experience was wonderful." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/29/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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