2 out of 10
7 out of 10
At the school
In a group
"tell me about your family."
"tell me about your research."
"how would your friends describe you?"
"nothing too terribly interesting"
"nothing too terribly difficult"
"atlanta is a fun city, make sure you go out while you're there! there are a ton of opportunities to meet other grad students, so you don't have to end up marrying another doctor or having only med school friends - something super important to me! the campus is pretty, and the facilities are great. there are a ton of places to work out and nice places to run and do other outside fun. my student host was super nice. they offer a lot of financial aid available. basically the whole day was a positive experience."
"nothing really, i don't wanna be in a red state, but fulton county was blue, so i think i'd get over it."
"they feed you a million times, so you do not need to eat anything beforehand or bring any food, even if you're a crazy eater like me! everyone is super nice and helpful, so don't worry about not being able to find anything or not knowing how to get back to the aiport or really anything... they totally take care of you!"
"it is a LONG day, but very thorough and fun! i love interviewing, though, so fun might only be my personal opinion. ;) they give you tons of food, and everyone is super, super nice! you have a panel interview and an individual faculty interview. the panel is still one-on-one questions, no group questions. the faculty interview is short and sweet. BE SURE to bring tennis shoes cause the tour is BY FAR the longest tour you will ever go on. everyone else will wear tennis shoes, and you will hate yourself if you don't do it, too. this was one of the best planned interview days i've had so far. emory is actually now my second choice (which is really good cause this is out of over 7 schools). definitely do not pass up this interview!"