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  • Texas A & M University Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Veterinary School
  • College Station
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?

10 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?

3

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)?

"When did I know I wanted to be a vet?" Report Response

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

"Biggest accomplishment/biggest failure?" Report Response

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

"How will I adapt to a rigorous class/study schedule?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Since I want to go into exotics) How I would get that experience outside of class and will I get bored/frustrated with the predominantly small/large animal curriculum?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"After a long discussion about a fellow classmate cheating, they asked me if I would be willing to testify against said student in an honor council trial." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Google-searched and then answered every potential interview question I could find; read about the school; read over my application; had my co-workers give me hypothetical situations about working in the vet field; asked the doctor I worked for and current vet students about their experiences; prepared questions for the interviewers; read the interview feedback on this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Easy to find, friendly desk help, friendly interviewer. They definitely read all my stuff and remembered all of it- it really felt like they knew who I was and paid attention to what I had written, as many of their questions related to my past experiences." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was no "bad cop," but two of the three interviewers (both female) seemed completely indifferent and apathetic about me. Of the 20 or so questions I was asked, 18 of them came from the male interviewer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviewers do not look at your grades or classes you've taken, so they do not ask you questions about them. I had prepared A TON to justify my degree in Psychology and certain grades I had received when I hadn't needed to." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I hope this helps! Good luck everyone!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

N/A

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2009

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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