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  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

1

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 your story. " Report Response

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

"When did you/what first got you interested in optometry?" Report Response

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

"How many hours did you typically take a semester? Have you seen our curriculum? So, how well do you think you will handle our typical semester loads?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your favorite non-science class?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe yourself as a student." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Browsed SDN and used Google. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and students seemed to all have great relationships with each other. Everyone seemed genuinely friendly and enthusiastic. The facilities are very nice and modern. The clinic was amazing. Security also seemed very good. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. My interviewer seemed introverted and he did not ask me many questions. I wish he had because I was prepared. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. The entire process, which took about 4 hours, included a review of my file, talks about the town, student housing, finances, the curriculum, the recent changes to the National Boards, and the facilities; but I already knew all of that was coming. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were four of us in the group, plus four parents (2 from 2 different interviewees). When I arrived a second year student was there getting some of the free food and just hanging out in waiting area talking to the staff and the interviewees. The Dean of Students later came out and just engaged in casual conversation while we individually met with someone on staff to review our files to make sure they were complete and accurate. Then we went on a tour, had the finance talk, then we did our interviews, then we had our housing talk. The whole process took about 4 hours. It was very relaxed and laid back. I enjoyed it." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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