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  • Mercer University College of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Atlanta
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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 pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"[no pharmacy experience] Why sets you apart from other students who have pharmacy experience?" Report Response

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

"What area of pharmacy do you want to go into and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"First asked whether or not I had pharmacy experience, which is no. Then: ''Since you have no pharmacy experience, what do you think separates you from other candidates and why should Mercer choose you over someone with more pharmacy experience.''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Ready SDN. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to prepare for very long due to a tough class schedule that week." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus was extremely calm and quiet. Everyone seems focused and on the same page. Much better than a noisy hospital or large campus. Plus due to the fact that it is in Atlanta it was surprising to see such a respite away from the busy downtown area." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost. I don't really understand how people are paying close to $26,000 per year. Although I absolutely loved the campus, I am going to choose two state universities over this one just due to cost alone." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was great. There was a student and faculty/alumni interview. I ended up getting a really tough alumni who definitely put it to me when she came to questioning and seriously doubted how I did at the interview. We were in this very small room that you could literally hear a pin drop in and she was completely straight faced and quiet even after I finished an answer as to suggest that I shouldn't have stopped yet, which was sort of awkward. The student interview went fantastic and it was like a general conversation. Most people said they had opposite experiences and the student interview was hard. I did end up getting accepted to Mercer however, so I am assuming she was testing me to see how I would react under pressure. I went into the interview not nervous at all but she did a really good job of turning that around really quick! The key is to mingle and meet as many people as you can while other people are getting interviewed. They will hold most of the people in the conference room and there will be faculty and administrators there. Go around and introduce yourself and briefly speak to every one of them!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2007

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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