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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why Optometry?" Report Response

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

"What's an ophthamologist?" Report Response

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

"What's an optometrist?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over some questions I found on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location and the clinic. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Dr. Nishimoto - he was very condescending. He pretty much dominated the interview not allowing anybody else to ask questions. Also the illegal question of asking whether or not I plan to have children...WTF does that have to do with optometry? Tour by the student was half-assed and unenthusiastic since they are forced to participate - it's not voluntary. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If I would've known what the interview was going to be like I would've saved myself some money and not fly there for the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview left me with a pretty negative impression of the school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Long Beach

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?

Comfort Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/2009

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?

7 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 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?

"Office was impersonal, which made things stressful. The financial aid person Barbara was nice." Report Response

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