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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

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?

20 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?

Open file

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

"Is a science-based question unfair? " Report Response

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

"What type of family support system do you have? " Report Response

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

"What do think will be the future of pharmacy? What are some of the positive and negative aspects of pharmacy? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions were the usual ones that you would expect such as: Why Pharmacy? Why USC? Tell us about yourself...BUT a lot depends on your answer to these questions so be very careful what you say. The first one is usually ''Tell us about yourself'' and I suggest you choose your answer carefully on this one since it pretty much sets how the rest of your interview goes. They build on your answer to this question and ask more questions based on the information you gave them. If they give you a hard question, don't look at it as if they are trying to give you a hard time. They just want to know YOU and how much you know about the field of pharmacy as well as USC. Remember that you are competing against the best of the best and so you must up your game at this school. You have to show them that you are passionate about your chosen field and that you know for sure what you're getting yourself into. Good luck and remember to breathe....:) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They asked me if a science-based question will be an unfair question to ask a candidate. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN. I also copied the questions and answered them myself. It's good to be prepared and to have an idea of what you're going to say. Don't memorize though. You don't wanna sound rehearsed. You want to come across as honest, sincere, and confident about your responses. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tremendous support of their alumni. USC students and grads are very loyal and have such great school pride. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Downtown Los Angeles. Need I say more? " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Take the questions seriously even if they are easy because a lot depends on your answers. Also remember that the competition is tough ''up your game.'' GOOD LUCK! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's always going to be nerve wrecking when you interview so just accept that but at the same time, prepare yourself so that you will be ready for any question that might come your way. Remember that they just really want to get to know you so you want to present yourself confidently and in the best light possible using your accomplishments. This is not the time to be modest...tell them what you've done and what you plan to do in the future. It might just secure you a seat in this very tight competition. May the force be with you..j/k. Good luck! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/26/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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