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  • Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Big Rapids
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

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

"What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies and interests? Tell me about yourself. " Report Response

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

"What would you like to specialize in? What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist? Can ODs prescribe medication? How did you raise your OAT score? " Report Response

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

"What other schools have you applied to? Have you had any other interviews? What is your first choice? Would you come here if we accepted you? Why MCO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Compare your work and/or shadowing experiences among the optometrist offices you've worked at. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There really wasn't one." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at and prepared questions from SDN and the Ferris' Pre-Optometry Club website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The small class size, personalized attention, low student to faculty ratio (2:1). They are building a new school, hoping to be done fall 2010." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The current building is an old dorm. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Ask them questions about the new school. They love to talk about it. Interviewers are REALLY laid back and love to just find out about you. They barely asked me anything about my grades. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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

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?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2009

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 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

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