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  • University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Berkeley
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why optometry? How did you went about preparing for optometry school?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" Report Response

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

"Tell us what you know about the berkeley optometry curriculum and tell us how you would handle the work load." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What qualities do you see in your FRIENDS that would make a good optometrist?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn questions, practiced questions out loud, mock interviews with friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"there were more volunteers than actual interviewees (which were 128?!). they were very accommodating." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the student interviewer did not pay attention to me when the other interviewer (faculty member) asked the questions. he zoned out and didn't seem like he cared. i thought that was disrespectful." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don't let the name of the school or the overwhelming number of interviewees stress you. The fact that the school has selected you to come to the interview means that they really like a lot about you in your application. They just want to know more about YOU. The secret to success for me has been to be genuine and honest in my answers and most importantly, be myself. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/07/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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