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  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • West Lafayette
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What do you expect your salary to be coming out of vet school?" Report Response

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

"What if you saw someone cheating?" Report Response

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

"Why should we pick you over anyone else?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How about animal cloning? (This question led into a very lengthy discussion of human cloning.) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I know many people who only have a PhD participating in clinical research. Why not just pursue that? (Asked because I mentioned interest in clinical research) " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Found some questions online. They were similar." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Staff, students, and interview panel seemed friendly, the banquet was enjoyable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The day never ended. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My interview time. They don't tell you until you arrive to register. Fun times, I tell you what. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You are required to show up by 7:00 am to register, regardless of your interview time. My interview was at 4:00 pm. Day ended at 9:00 pm because of the banquet. That beast was a 14 hour day. There was A LOT of time where I was doing nothing other than sitting around. Make sure you have access to a car, would by my advice. The interview itself was actually pretty enjoyable. Your answers open the door to follow-up questions, and you can get into some pretty good discussions. I sort of had a good-cop/bad-cop team, but it was still pretty fun. Just relax and tell the truth. Remember there's no right or wrong answer to most of these questions, they just want to see you have a though process. Be prepared to justify all of your answers. If you think about it like getting into a good conversation with potential colleagues instead of your interview panel, you should do fine. (Easier said than done, I know, but it's true. You got the interview because you're competitive and they want to talk to you. Don't let them intimidate you.)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

IND

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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?

8 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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