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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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 are your plans if you don't get in?" Report Response

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

"You play the piano: Tell us more. They asked a lot of questions about the activities I am involved in. They had my essays in front of them (but nothing else from my application) so they picked things they wanted to know more about." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing was particularly interesting. All pretty standard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The essay questions were actually the hardest. (chose one of two and make a clear argument: change the presidential election process (yes/no), ban hate speech (yes/no))" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN and answering questions out loud to myself on long car rides. The latter was quite helpful because answering out loud is harder than answering in your head. And interviewing out loud is harder yet, so it's good prep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The food was yummy! And the day was very well organized and everyone was really nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Long day. And the snacks were not very healthy. (but one the plus side, they had snacks!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What I'd be asked, of course. I was nervous initially, but the conversation was pretty low-key. I felt better as it went on." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

Other

What airport did you use?

none. I walked.

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/07/2009

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 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?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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