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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Why Pharmacy?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Do you have any leadership positions?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Out of all the applicants, why should we pick you?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you live around here? (i think it was just to start off the interview and as an ice breaker)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Can you name a few fast movers? (cause i volunteered at a pharmacy before but i completely blanked out. >_<)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, usc website, read my supplemental essay and personal statement over" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"it was very organized, Jim calmed us down with his introductory speech, and students seemed very nice" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"interview itself was only 20 minutes, and my interviewers had a timer so they only asked me questions for 15 minutes and gave me 5 minutes to ask them questions. I felt it was too short for them to get to know me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they were going to ask me specific questions about my experience working at a pharmacy. The faculty interviewer grilled me on that one. she kept on saying, ''oh, volunteering there for a summer is not that long....so it was only 2 months.. blah blah.''" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview was at 9 am. parking around that time was easy and cheap. If you park on the streets it's only 25 cents for 1 hour (and the meter takes dimes and nickels) so don't park in the parking structure which is $6 or $8. the building was easy to find and they served us coffee, water, and hot chocolate. Then you get to chill and talk to other fellow interviewees and current students. An orientation is given by Jim who is so funny and charismatic. He really calms you down. Then students come in to take you to your interview room which is upstairs in the faculty offices. After the interview is the essay portion which is just to summarize an article. 4 students then come in for q&a. You can then leave or stick around to ask the students more questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LGB

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?

03/29/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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