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"N/A everything was impressive!"
"Have less interviews instead of offering so many dates; it would be easier to organize this way, and the applicants won't be so disappointed that they traveled so far to attend such an unorganized event"
"There was wait time in between meeting new people for the interview and for the tour. It would've been a lot better if there was a transitional announcement to let us know what the wait was for each time."
"The lady in the front is not very friendly. You would think the school would want the most cheerful person for the incoming class to meet."
"More welcoming. Compare to other schools the staff was pretty quiet and the tour guide was apparently doing work study and wasn't enthusiastic about the tour."
"What opportunities do you see in optometry? What is an issue with optometry now?"
"What opportunities do you see in optometry?"
"What are some of the challenges in the field of optometry?"
"How do you make a difficult decision? What is your thought process?"
"How do you deal with stress?"
"What experiences prepared you for optometry?"
"What are current issues or hindrances in the field?"
"What will you do if you dont get in"
"What optometric experience do you have?"
"About my research experience"
"Do you think you are a good student academically? Do not tell me your gpa or grades."
"Why optometry, what other schools did you apply to"
"Why do you want to do optometry?"
"I will just list all the questions:
whats the biggest accomplishment?
what does an optometrist do?
what are your strength and weaknesses?
Who did you talk to first after you decided to do optometry?
"How did you get involved in optometry?"
"Who did you talk to about your decision to become an optometrist?
What is your perception of the school's curriculum?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why do you want to be an optometrist?"
"Why Optometry? What before choosing optometry?"
"why did you apply to PCO?"
"What's your strengths/ weaknesses?"
"What are your strengths and weaknesses as a student?"
"What are your weaknesses?"
"When you first became interested in the field, who did you talk to?"
"What was your first exposure to optometry?"
"Is PCO your first choice?"
"What are the current issues regarding optometry?"
"What's your greatest strength?"
"What are the current issues facing optometry?"
"When did you decide to become an optometrist and who did you talk to about it?"
"How did you become interested in Optometry"
"General questions about your background. "
"What do you know about our curriculum?"
"What is an optometrist?"
"What do you know about optometry?"
"Why did I think I was qualified to be an optometrist?"
"In this scenario, if you only had $100 to donate to charity. Which would it be? To buy educational supplies ie pens & books, medical supplies, or water?"
"What things do you look for in an optometry school?"
"What challenges does optometry face?"
"What do you know about PCO?"
"what I like to do for fun"
"What qualities would make you a good optometrist?"
"What do you see as being the biggest hinderance to the growth of the profession?
(apparently this question throws many interviewees off)"
"Tell me about yourself"
"What are your extracurriculars?"
"What is c-reactive protein and what is it's clinical importance in relation to the eye? (I had mentioned that I worked at a medical lab)"
"Is there anything you prepared to talk about that we haven't covered?"
"what is the biggest challenge facing optometry"
"What problems will optometrists face in the future?"
"Do you know the history of macrame?"
"whats your greatest accomplishment?"
"Does your family support you?"
"What extracurricular activities or hobbies do you enjoy?"
"What was the biggest mistake you've made in your life? What did you do to rectify it?"
"Do you have a boyfriend?"
"what do you like to do in your spare time?"
"What was the most challenging event in your life?"
"What did I learn from my job working with children?"
"Nothing interesting. Just all the basic get-to-know-you questions that are posted on here. I was asked most of the questions that are posted on sdn."
"None were too interesting...just your basics!"
"If you could go out to dinner tonight with 3 people (dead or alive), who would they be?"
"None were really interesting/unexpected."
"To describe the kind of person I am and how I handle a stressful/challenging situation."
"None of the questions were interesting....just about my undergrad experience, strengths/weaknesses, knowledge of optometry, etc."
"What are your goals for optometry?"
"None of the questions were interesting or surprising - mostly just stuff like why optometry? experience? college experience, etc"
"How do you handle stress?"
"What do you know/think of our curriculum?"
"All question was as expected nothing out of the ordinary"
"what do you like about our school?"
"what type of student are you?"
"If you could eat dinner with any three people who would you choose?"
"What is your major strength?"
"What was your biggest achievement?"
"There really were no difficult questions but you do need to now where you stand. Since the questions were quite broad, it also allows yourself to stand out amongst the other interviewers. (ie; What is your biggest accomplishment?)"
"none that was memorably interesting.."
"none were, interviewer thought she had me figured out before she spoke to me"
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