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  • Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Fullerton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

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

"What can you contribute to SCCO?" Report Response

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

"Do you think you'll have trouble adjusting to the quarter system?" Report Response

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

"What are your goals after you graduate?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is a ritualist? (It was one of the offices I held.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think optometry is important? why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN was a hug help, watched the news, looked up issues in optometry" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinic was really impressive and the staff was really nice. I particularly liked the doctor who interviewed me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The only thing was that there didn't seem to be a whole lot of fun things to do in the area despite the fact that there's a bunch of colleges nearby." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"hmm. I Knew but is doesn't hurt to reiterate: Eat right before. 4 hours is a long time, espeically if you're nervous." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a Saturday interview so there was 12 of us. We all sat in a room and had 30 min to write a one-page essay with various topics. Then we had a financial aid presentation for about a half and hour. Then we were brokeup into 3 groups. My group had interviews (30-60min, then a meeting with the dean to go over your transcript(30 min). The a campus tour given by a first year student who was really sweet and enthusiastic. Then we were free to go. The cool thing is that they make decisions on Monday mornings and told us we could call in the afternoon the find out before they even mail the letters." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Chase Suite Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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