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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why healthcare? Why optometry?" Report Response

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

"Was there a hardship you encountered that made you how you are today?" Report Response

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

"Why SCCO?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How many siblings do you have/ how does your family feel about you pursuing optometry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name me an ethical issue that can arise in healthcare" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I used this website and other sources to come up with potential questions each school might ask and answered them on a word document. Then I would record myself answering those questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty was very warm and inviting. Their VR technology is awesome!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facility is small and the health center is a 20 min drive from the main campus" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"None, I was prepared" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school and friendly students and staff. I would say this was the most difficult interview out of the others I've done because my interviewer was more on the serious side however he was very friendly and engaging and I could tell that he was not intentionally intimidating." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

September 23, 2017

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"I felt that the interview day was a little disorganized and there was a big jumble of interviewees crammed into a small room. The seating was awkward in the room since the opto students to answer our questions were sitting in an area where some of the interviewees could not see them. I think if the optometry students sat in the front of the room under the TV would have been better so that everyone could see and hear them" Report Response

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