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  • University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy School
  • Los Angeles
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing interseting. I got someone who asked very basic questions: why did you chose pharm school? Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your e.c.'s. Challenges in the present and future? etc. How do you plan to deal with these challenges. Do you speak spanish (I said I was working in a spanish speaking enviormen in my esssay) They make you submit a 300 word essay for the interview and thats all the info the interviewer has on you. I told them I knew a lot about SC after working for an alumnus so they asked me what I knew about the school. ANd they asked me what other schools I have applied to. And "tell us what you want us to remember you by." Beaucse I made many specific referances to my work exp. (i.e. diabetic care) they asked if I knew what area of pahramcy I wanted to go into? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you aware of any current issues in pharmacy? I forgot to prepapre an answer for this one. oops!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, friends, current USC students, a little bit os searching their web site. The have an almuni mag thats posted online too! " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It'sa nice place. They all love the school and I want to go there even more after visiting. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location's not that great, but hwo really cares anyway. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The 20min goes by very very fast. Make sure you are clear on who the studnet is and who the faculty member is. They interview you at the same time. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you wanna chat with current students arrive early. People hangging out in the lobby. Mostly p-1 studnets. Be confidant when you get there. It has a lot to do with how you deliver your answers. In the nicest most humble way, BE CONFIDANT. (yeah, a bit oxymoronic but you get the idea). Be nice to evryone, you never know who you will run into in the hall, lobby, or parking lot. It might be the person that inteviews you. It happened to me! And if you know people at the school already then name drop if you can beacuse the interviewers propbably know them. The interview will go by SOOOO fast so make sure you know exactly what points you want to highlight before you go in. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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