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  • Nova Southeastern University College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Fort Lauderdale
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why Optometry?" Report Response

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

"Why Nova?" Report Response

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

"question referring back to your academics." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your interests... Why do you want to do optometry? Why do you want to go to Nova? How do you normally study for a class?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I had a declining academic trend and I was asked what the reason was for this trend. Be ready to answer it honestly." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading the interview feedbacks, Mock Interview at the career service center." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were all nice and new. The faculty and students were really positive and supportive. I came into the interview very nervous and after meeting with faculty and talking with the students they made me feel a bit better about my interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"learning about the financial debt you'll be in when you get out of optometry school. Which goes along with all schools." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To think of a lot more legitimate questions because throughout the whole interview process you will come across many different faculty and students and by the time you get to your 2 on 1 interview you'll already have most of your questions answered. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think the school is great. Just be prepared to asked questions that you usually don't find Novas website. I would recommend writing them down because during the interview I had more questions I wanted to ask, but nervousness got to me and I forgot some questions. The whole process was from 2:30pm to 7:30pm for me, which included a financial aid workshop, meeting with the dean, tour of the school, Q&A with the optometry students, and finally the 2 on 1 interviews." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

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?

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?

FLL

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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