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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Define professionalism. (they still ask this... Still caught me off guard!)" Report Response

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

"We've noticed you shadowed alot of optometrists. besides the different settings, is there a reason as to why you shadowed so many?" Report Response

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

"do you have any creative accomplishments?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is one thing you would like us to know about you (that isn't on your application)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"before we end this interview, is there anything you would like us to keep in mind during admissions review?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Sdn" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Location and how friendly everyone was (including the interviewees)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of public transportation. You need a car to get around" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Essay question! But then again that wouldn't be possible, since we have to sign an agreement that we won't share the essay question" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thinked I lucked out (compared to fellow interviewees) in terms of my interviewers. I had one really nice interviewer (whom I could easily read) and another who had a straight face but occasionally made a few jokes to lighten the mood. Other than the interview, everything else was very laid back! Be yourself and KNOW your application (esp. the optometric experience and extracurriculars). They will refer back to your application alot" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Delta and united airlines

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fullerton Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2010

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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