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  • Marshall B. Ketchum University Southern California College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Fullerton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"How do you see the relationship of optometrists, opticians, and ophthalmologists in the future?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the specific moment or time when you realized that optometry was for you." Report Response

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

"Optometry school is very difficult and you will need to rely on your classmates for help and you will even need to be willing to stay late at night and on the weekends to constantly practice. Tell me about a time where you dedicated your time to doing something daily where others relied on you." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What ethnicity are you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me something interesting about yourself. (I hate these open ended questions) Or the Do you have any questions for us. (I stared at them blankly.. don't do that)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"My friend gave me a print out of potential questions and his answers and I just went over that. I also did a few mock interviews with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"That all the staff were so polite and kind to me. Also that the interviewers were genuinely friendly and wanted to get to know me. P.S. I <3 Dr. Munroe" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That one of my interviewers cell phone kept vibrating for like 10 minutes during the interview." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interview would only be about 3 hours long." Report Response

What are your general comments?

No Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/05/2010

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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