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

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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 USC?" Report Response

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

"Why pharmacy?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your trip to Latin America." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the motivation for you to go to Latin America." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews with friends, talked to pharmacy students/pharmacist" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was welcoming and friendly at the interview." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The area around USC wasn't that great, the parking cost, no tour, the feeling of being rushed during the interview, the cocky attitude of some of the students" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The location of the campus was hard to find if you don't know the area well. There were no signs on where the pharmacy building is, so I walked around the medical campus for a good 10 minutes before I found out where everyone was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"USC was my first interviewing experience ever, and it was nerve racking. I had a professor who was not a pharmacist, so that threw me off from the beginning. The interview felt really rushed, and I felt that I wasn't able to tell everything about myself and give a full evaluation. The student lounge was great since we got to talk to first year students who knew the program and was able to tell us how it was. There was a welcoming seminar where they tried to get us to relax, but I felt that it made everyone more nervous since for most of us, we were the first group to go for the USC interview. It made me more nervous. Everything felt extremely rushed during the day, and I didn't like the atmosphere that some of the students provided. I felt that there was some cockiness for going to USC, which is good, but I don't like it shoved up my face about it. Other than that, USC is a good school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

No Response

How did the tourguide seem?

No Response

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Home

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

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?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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