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  • University of California Berkeley School of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Berkeley
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about yourself and why Berkeley is a good fit for you." Report Response

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

"What do you think optometry's scope will be in the next 15-20 years?" Report Response

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

"Describe some of the legislative issues that are currently important in optometry and what they involve." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think its demeaning for optometrists to use advertisements in newspapers and other media to attract patients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview questions, reading the UCBSO website to know about the school, and practiced with a friend for an hour" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the enthusiasm of the students/faculty/staff" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the LONG day! the lecture halls were not designed to seat 100+ people at a time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how long the day would feel-- I would have brought more snacks" 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

OAK

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/27/0007

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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