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  • University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy School
  • La Jolla
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

1

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)?

"Tell me about yourself. Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun? Where are you from?" Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy? Is there anything you wanted to tell me? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What challenges do you see yourself facing in pharmacy school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What other schools did you apply to? What did you like about that school? (Be careful and redirect the question to emphasize why you want to attend UCSD)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, practiced with family members, make bullet point of ideas (instead of typing out full sentences) so that I could sound natural and not scripted" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the building, the friendly faculty, the laid-back yet hardworking students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Didn't get an official tour, even though we were told to ask the students to give us one, but I didn't have time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer just wanted to get to know me and didn't have prepared questions to ask. We just had a conversation. My interviewer was super-approachable and down-to-earth. Also, if you have time, stop by the host room and talk to the students. They are really nice. Oh yeah refreshments (water, coffee, tea) and granola bars were provided. Note: I made this entry by mistake before my actual interview, but I went back and entered it correctly." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Sheraton

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2009

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Include a formal tour of the school." Report Response

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