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  • University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Knoxville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Can you walk us through what you feel are some of the highlights of your application?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in the veterinary field? and follow up question: what is involved in getting there?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to attend UT? and follow up: What are some of the sacrifices involved in attending veterinary school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One of the interviewers was familiar with my research area (from my application) and asked me if I had heard of a specific virus, which has some traits in common with a bacteria I researched." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Really, I didn't think any of the questions were difficult...all of them were pretty general." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, went back through my application and made notes so that I'd be prepared to be knowledgeable about any experience they asked me about, read veterinary journals and made notes about hot topics in my interest areas, scanned the news to be prepared for any world current events questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I'd heard from several people that UT has a really laid back interview, and it is so true. Halfway through my interview, they asked me what they could do to convince me to come to UT and spent a long time selling the school to me (totally unnecessary b/c I LOVE the school!). They also complimented me on my application, which they didn't have to do, and one of the interviewers had obviously spent a lot of time studying my application...she had things highlighted, post-it notes, things written in the margins -- that really impressed me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish I could think of something negative...something I can latch on to if I get rejected! haha. Honestly, it was a great experience." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Didn't know there would be a practitioner from Knoxville on the panel, but I liked it. My practitioner spoke a lot about the sense of collegiality that she feels as a graduate of the school, the experience she had as a student, etc." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were veterinarians from the faculty milling about to meet and greet with students, and they were really helpful. None of the students really knew anything about the practitioner on my panel, but the faculty did and filled me in so I had a good feel for my panel before I went in to interview." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Select

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/17/2009

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

10 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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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