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  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Blacksburg
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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?

30 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?

Open file

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

"What are some positives and negatives about the current issues about horse slaughter in the US?" Report Response

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

"Have you ever had a time when you second guessed that this was the career for you?" Report Response

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

"What are you reading?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical question: Would you euthanize a healthy young cat because the owners do not want it anymore?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Probably the ethical question above, even though I had been prepared for something like that, it was hard because I felt that there was no good answer!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my application, SDN, read up on horse slaughter, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were very friendly and kept coming to talk to us while we were waiting, they were also very organized for the day which was appreciated!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities felt old (the 1st year classroom felt a bit like a dungeon). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I was going to come down with the stomach flu the morning of (no joke) :) I wish there had been a little bit more going on for the day - it was purely a tour and the interview. However, from what I understand, there is a revisit day/Open House in April where they have a lot more going on!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were two 15 min interviews (one hot, one cold) each with two interviewers. You went back to back (first open file, then cold file). I found the cold file to be more stressful!" 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?

7+ 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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Inn at VA Tech

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2009

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?

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?

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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Joyce Massie (DVM Admissions Coordinator) is incredibly nice, friendly, and helpful. She was there" Report Response

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