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  • Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • West Lafayette
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Apparently, the wrong way. It didn't matter how I prepared, they threw questions I hadn't seen on a forum anywhere before! (except, of course, for your normal "where do you see yourself in 6 years...in 20 years...what do you do in your spare time...tell us about yourself) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They put me with interviewers in the field I want to practice in...I appreciated that! Even if I did poorly, it brought to light issues I should definitely be thinking about. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Other than my own nerves, nothing. Oh, and one of my interviewers kept looking at the clock...that made me squirm a little. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I always thought it would be pretty obvious if the interview was open file or not, and to be honest, I'm not sure it was open file. They didn't seem to know anything about me when I walked in and they certainly didn't ask me one thing off of my application." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't enter specific questions below because I felt like my interview was a rapid-fire interrogation. It seemed to me that so many students felt this was just a "conversation" style interview and that it wasn't "that bad." I went in there expecting a conversation and instead came out shaking and feeling like I had the competency and conversational skills of a 7 year old. I want to be a food animal/large animal veterinarian and ALL of my questions were regarding that sector and they were (in my opinion) difficult (questions about the economy, my female status as a large animal vet, prop 2, horse slaughter, business decisions farmers make etc etc etc) I did not feel well prepared for any of my questions EXCEPT "What do you do in your spare time." I totally nailed that one (at least!) The interviewers were EXTREMELY nice, but I definitely let my nerves get the best of me and couldn't form well-thought, coherent answers. I definitely did end up saying, to one question, "I honestly do not know, I hadn't thought about that." Overall, I think they wanted to see I knew what I was getting myself into..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Memorial Union

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2009

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?

9 out of 10

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

7 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?

9 out of 10

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