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  • Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Baton Rouge
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell us about yourself. They seemed to have a written list of potential interview questions and would pick and choose as then interview progressed..." Report Response

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

"What was your favorite class? Your least favorite class? Why?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of greyhound racing (probably to make sure I wasn't a PETA freak)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Give us an example of evolution that has taken place over the past 100 years or so? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of the Navy's use of Sonar off the coast of California? (it interferes with whale navigation, thank god I read the news...) And if someone came into your office and wanted you euthanize a young, healthy perfectly adoptable dog because they were moving and couldn't bear to think of the dog missing them, how would you handle it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Stressed a little about what to wear, read over my application and personal statements, thought about likely questions and answers (Why do you want to be a vet, Why not human medicine, etc....)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were all very friendly, humorous and seemed genuinely interested in finding out more about me as a person" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the other interviewees seemed surprisingly young and naive. Most looked very uncomfortable in suits...Having been there, I'd recommend just going business casual and working on self confidence..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to stress so much." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They didn't throw out any 'science IQ' questions. Like 'What does a transistor do' or 'Explain shotgun sequencing' or 'what does PCR stand for and why is it important' or 'what's a satellite cell and where do you find them' or 'tell us what's special about cardiac muscle' or 'why do ligaments heal so slowly' or that kind of thing. If I was an interviewer I'd probably have been a little more merciless...." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2008

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Applicants love free snacks...." Report Response

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