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  • New England College Of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 will you adapt to being an optometry student? How do you fit in with NECO? What are your strengths? ( Give examples to be more interesting. They do not usually ask you to elaborate.) How will you contribute to NECO?" Report Response

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

"Would you like to specialize? What kind of setting do you see yourself practicing in? How does your strengths tie in to that? " Report Response

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

"How have you dealt with a stressful situation in your life?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have any superpower, would you like to fly or be invisible?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had a turkey but you didn't know how much it weighed, and your scale was broken, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forum, admissions counsellor at undergrad, checked out NECO website and familiarized self with current issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The beautiful mansion it is in and I loved Boston! I like the T... it is so cute. The staff were all very friendly and approachable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That the clinics are so spread out but this does give you a broader range of exposure to optometry in different settings." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there would be two interviews- one with a faculty and another with a student." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a good interview and we almost ran out of time because I was asking a lot of questions at the end. The faculty member relaxed alot more at the end when I was asking about her residency in pediatrics. It was the same questions with the student interviewer but a lot more relaxed and informal." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

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

6 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?

10 out of 10

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