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  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Pomona
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Tell me about a time you had a lot of things to do and how you handled it." Report Response

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

"Tell me about a disagreement you had with someone and how you dealt with it." Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you had to put your own goals on hold to help someone else." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interview questions themselves were behavioral, but afterward they might start asking personal questions based on how you answered. Like for me, they asked me what I like to do in my spare time and I said I liked to travel, so they asked me what was the most beautiful place I've been to." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None in particular." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did a couple of mock interviews and looked up behavioral interview questions online to review." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff and students. They really take the stress off your mind and are so accommodating. Also, the new facilities are clean and cutting-edge. The optometry school and eye care center are new too. It's nice to know I'll be learning and working in a nice and clean environment. Plus, they actually offered lunch and snacks this year!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Compared to the optometry school, the area itself doesn't seem very nice and doesn't look like it offers much to do either. Also, the classrooms and clinics are all painted in white...a little hard on the eyes after a while." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"After the interview, everything is a breeze. You'll get a presentation on curriculum and financial aid. Afterward is the pre-clinic tour with staff and campus tour with students. You get to eat lunch with students too. Eat breakfast before and wear comfortable shoes!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

04/22/2011

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?

7 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?

9 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It'd be nice to get an itinerary of the day beforehand so we can get an idea of what we're going to be doing on interview day. For example, I didn't know lunch was going to be offered so I brought a bunch of food with me and had to carry it around all day." Report Response

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