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  • Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Online Program Pharm.D
  • Pharmacy School
  • Omaha
Individual Feedback 2 30 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 27
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.07 28

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.07 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 28

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 4
25 minutes 19
30 minutes 4
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 0

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 28
At a regional location 1
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 24
In a group 4

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 26

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.93 29

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

"Why pharmacy, Why Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where did my interest in pharmacy come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about yourself. This Interview Feedback forum prepared me to expect this question so I prepared an answer. I wanted to make sure I got everything in that I wanted to say about myself, which probably took 25 minutes alone so that is probably why my interview took longer than the others." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, including why you chose pharmacy." More from this Member | Report Response

""So, tell me about yourself."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself, including what led you to Pharmacy as a career choice." More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us about yourself." That took most of the interview. :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you use the term ''patient'' or ''customer'' to describe a person you are serving in the pharmacy setting and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how my last job (HS teacher) helped prepare me for pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever had an irate customer, and what did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will I manage and balance life with schoolwork?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy" More from this Member | Report Response

"What difficulties do you expect to encounter as a student in this program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to manage school, work and family time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I feel about community service, what community service have I participated in?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why do you want to be a pharmacist?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance school and family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite college course and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How will you manage your daughter and your course work?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you choose pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your first contact witht he Pharmacy profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any pharmacy experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time you were involved in a group activity and the outcome was negative? Positive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the distance pathway?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare my masters program in education (also distance) with what I expect with the Creighton program. What type of learning activities, methods, etc did we use. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about a time when you were responsible for something going wrong. What happened?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They asked about how I would do as an online learner and if I've taken online classes before, also how I would manage my time" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I choose to apply to Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will I work to ensure I am a successful distance student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to balance school/work/personal life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Creighton" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of support system will you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

""The distance pathway is more work than the campus pathway in some ways, how do you plan to succeed?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you have a problem with another person or you feel you are having trouble meeting your supervisor's needs, how do you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteering have I done?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How are you prepared for the online format?" (distance learning)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you expressed leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle working while attending Creighton?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable with the technology needed for the distance pathway?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that will make you sucessful in this profession? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a pharmacist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why pharmacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a successful online learner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time where you did not get along with someone. How did you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Service to the community is important at Creighton. Tell us about your community service activities." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No questions stood out as particularly interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"They repeat a dozen times on interview day that this is a professional program with large time demands." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"The above three were the only questions asked and then they asked me the, 'Do you have any questions for us?'" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all three were pretty interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all straightforward" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite course?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really interesting... but just so you have another question I was asked... How do you think you will do in the distance program and how do you plan to be successful at it." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview was interesting - they really seemed interested in what I had to say - and they answered all of my questions happily." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite class you've taken?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think US and European Pharmacy systems differ" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time your manager asked you to do something you didn't feel qualified to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"None. All were so basic. Really a low stress interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought my potential for learning online was. I was asked to rank my potential from 1 to 10 and give reasons." More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that make you a good candidate for an online program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No one question stands out." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What barriers do I expect to encounter in being a distance student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to balance school/work/personal life? If you have a job, tell them your going to quit it." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any particularly difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult. But just to provide another question... They asked a few questions about my support system at home. They were very intent on making sure that I had the support of my husband and family." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them were difficult or tricky in any way." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should you be chosen over all of the other qualified students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time your manager asked you to do something that you didn't feel was right. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with the rigors of distance pharmacy education? (Not that hard, but it was the most difficult)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions were asked" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a time where you did not get along with someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time where you did something out of the ordinary - went out of your way to help someone." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did not prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions from SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN surveys" More from this Member | Report Response

"Going over the questions in the Interview Feedback on SDN, as well as asking for advice in the pre-pharmacy forum. I asked and people who went through the interview process answered! This is a great, useful, informative website!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with my pharmacists at worked, read my personal statement, and reflected on what I wanted my interviewers to know about me as a person, a student and a future pharmacist." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my application; practiced with my pharmacist; thought of questions to ask my interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced with family and friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed and reflected on values. Mock interview with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Introspection, reading these forums, reviewing application materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read interview feedback on this site, pm'ed a few students on this site, and reread my personal statements." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this forum a lot, reviewed my application and essays, went back over the Ignatian values, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and reviewing my application information." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at the previous interview feedbacks, thought about how I would answer certain questions, but did not plan out exact answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't really prepare since it was such short notice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over my Pharmcas & supplemental applications, searched school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN forums, looked over website, read other website info on grad school questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN posts and reread my personal statements and thought about my personal history, reviewing activities, jobs, schools attended, reasons for leaving, etc. Made sure they had an order to them." More from this Member | Report Response

"talked to accepted students, looked at the SDN interview feedback section, looked at the Creighton website and made sure that I was up on current events related to the pharmacy profession" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my entire application, searched the Creighton website, and used the sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback, went through the school's website, read some trade publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed sdn feedback, looked back over my entire application and essays, looked at school website and program of study" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty seemed to really love the school, and the admissions staff were very professional and nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the staff was quite friendly, and the facilities are super modern and very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly low stress!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire interview day was impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"How student oriented the school was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall atmosphere of the people and campus there. They were all very friendly. The interviewees were not threatening at all. They spent a lot of time answering the questions that I had in depth. In addition, the type of technology accepted students would be using is very advanced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The school is amazing, and the people are so nice. I felt very comfortable there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is super-nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"their technology" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their technology is amazing. The online program has been around for a while, so they really have everything down. Everyone was friendly, and behaved according to the values they promote." More from this Member | Report Response

"Focus on the Jesuit values from minute one. Use of technology." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was EXTREMELY welcoming and were adamant that you not stress for the interview....and really, you didn't need to stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is super friendly there! I felt like I was accepted from the moment I walked in the door. They were very accommodating. Anytime I've ever called the office of admissions, they have been more than helpful! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The focus on the values was really unique." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of everyone at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were both very kind and the interview was very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff were extremely helpful and kind. All interviewees were given messenger bags from the university. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm that the professors and students expressed for their program was really encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole atmosphere at Creighton is one of collaboration and team work. You can tell that from day one, it is a group effort between all students and faculty for each and every person to succeed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Patient focused education, great facilities, accessibility of the faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The up beat culture of the staff while greeting students and the social atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"the professionalism and commitment to their students" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was extremely impressed with the online program Creighton has to offer. The university really seems to care how their student do. I was also impressed with the technology of the online program. Web-based students seem to have the same access to everything campus-based students have." More from this Member | Report Response

"The openness and friendliness of the faculty and staff. Some P1s (campus-based) even hung around after their Q&A session to take us on a tour of the building because we hadn't gotten one earlier. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the discussion about the Jesuit aspect of the school - it seemed to be a very positive influence on students and faculty w/o being overly religious." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of interviewing standardization. My interviewers were very unprofessional and silly. The questions just seemed to come from thin air. I think all interviewees should be asked the same questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 12 times I heard it was a full time program, with no specifics (40 hours) or ranges (30-45 hours) as to how much time the average student puts in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a little disappointed at how brief the interview was. It doesn't quite feel like enough time for them to "get to know me"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I am fully convinced that my education will be in excellent hands if I am accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price scares me a bit!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Omaha's one way streets were a small nightmare... :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Small town" More from this Member | Report Response

"It can get quite expensive travelling to the school for an interview and there's no guarantee of acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was there for about 4 1/2 hours before the interview actually began listening to information (because I was in the group that interviewed last)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Concurrent PharmD/MBA program is only available to campus pathway students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing except the below freezing temps." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given an orientation by a P1 who had not been through the summer lab sequence, that was a real let down. I had done a lot of research on the school and felt that i wanted someone with a few years under my belt to answer some of my questions. Turned out I had to ask them in the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't realize that all the web-based classes' exams have to be proctored at a separate location." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The format of the interview process." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to snow..." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing because I was very well prepared for the day because of all the info on SDN. Someone did mention to me to bring a snack to eat because there would be no break to do so. The admissions personnel offered us a bottle of water and a bag of popcorn but I stayed away from the popcorn in case I got some stuck in between my teeth! So I'd advise others to eat lunch beforehand and bring a snack if you don't think you can last a full 5 hours of presentations and the interview. Presentations started at 12:00pm and I was put in a group to have the interview at 4:30pm. Maybe bring some gum too to refresh your mouth before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had believed everyone here who said it would be low-stress. It really is true. Everyone is really nice there and very willing to help. I was surprised by how comfortable I felt. Everyone is so supportive and welcoming. The interview itself was very low-key and relaxed, and my interviewers were very friendly and even joked with me a little, which really helped to lessen my nerves." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wished I had prepared more questions for my interviewers, but really, many of my questions were answered during the information sessions on interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview really was. A few people on here said not to worry about it, but how could I NOT worry!!! It was very easy and relaxed. More of a conversation than an interview!!! No trick questions! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would've believed everyone that said it really wasn't that bad of an interview - really, there is no reason to stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt I was well informed." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my interview wouldn't be until the end of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no breaks between each session. The day really went by quickly, but I didn't really have time to check myself out in the mirror before my interview because we were literally escorted from one room to the next. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wear comfortable shoes" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known how many students would be interviewing along with me. There were around 25 there just for the web-based program. I guess I thought there would only be a handful of interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"They gave out tote bags with a bunch of good information inside - I didn't need to bring my big portfolio from home. They also kept the main room "secure" during the day so you could leave everything there if you wanted." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

":)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a job and plan on keeping it while in the program, don't tell them that. They them your quitting and looking to work a day a week in a pharmacy. That's the answer they're looking for." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with Creighton's program. It was great to learn so much more about how the distance pathway program would run. They are making changes to the program so that the distance pathway program continues to run according to accreditation standards. By the way, since I was in the distance pathway group, we did not get a tour of the campus so my answers to some of the questions in this interview feedback should really be n/a." More from this Member | Report Response

"When they didn't ask me the question (why creighton?) I wanted to answer, I let them know there was something I'd like them to know. The interview time I felt was too short. There was lots I would have liked to share. But in retrospect, the adcom has already decided if they want me or not. The goal of the interview is to see if the applicant can speak and communicate well and to get a general sense of personality, so it may not be necessary to resell ones self entirely." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are able, I recommend eating a meal an hour before you have to report to the school, as you only get a little snack during the 5 hours you are there." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was towards the end of the day. At first I thought I wouldn't like that, but it was interesting to get the school's point of view on many topics before I went in for the interview. I was completely exhausted by the end of the day though!" More from this Member | Report Response

"From everything I learned at the interview day, Creighton REALLY impressed me. I'm SO hoping I got accepted... the 2+ weeks waiting for the letter are awful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly and encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress environment, everything was very organized, and everyone was very welcoming. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was great! They told us that they receive about 7-10 applications for each spot in the class. Once you are invited for an interview, you have a 50% chance of being admitted. Whoo-hoo!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was as relaxed as could be expected for such a high stress situation. Everyone was very helpful and tried thier best to make you feel at ease. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are invited for interview, you are in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't sweat it. It was a very low key interview and they really just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very relaxed. My luggage was lost so I was dressed way down but it made for a good story. It was conversational, they wanted to get to know me, not necessarily what I knew about pharmacy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really didn't know a lot about Creighton prior to applying but was pleasantly surprised at how great a school it is and how well-respected Creighton is in Nebraska and beyond. I got a sense that they look at the "whole" person not just GPAs and PCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a positive experience. The faculty and staff were extremely laid back and tried to lower our stress level." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought it was great! Everyone was very helpful, friendly, and kind. Everyone did what they could to make the interviewees feel at ease and the day was pretty well organized, but also flexible when people expressed an interest in doing or seeing something not on the schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive and relatively low stress - felt that the interview personnel really wanted us to get lots of information about the school to see if it was a good fit for us as well as them." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 24
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 3
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 25
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.21 28

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 2
Out of state 28

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 2
2-3 hours 2
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 17

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 18
Automobile 11
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 1
$101-$200 5
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 5
$501+ 9

What airport did you use?

oma

Eppley Field

Omaha-Eppley

Omaha

Eppley

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 3
Hotel 22
Home 0
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
9.43 28

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.07 27

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.30 27

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.17 18

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.78 18

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.06 16

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Reaching your state-specific advisor is super-tedious, and my specific person could be rude at times." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let interviewees know to be sure to eat a hearty lunch before starting the presentations since there was really no break to sit down and eat something during the 5 hours (12-5pm) there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Return email can be a little slow. But the interview day was run very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there's any way to manage it, it would be really nice to know what time the actual interview woul" More from this Member | Report Response

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