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"Maybe a small breakfast. But other than that the interview day was fantastic."
"None, I had a great experience"
"I thought they did an excellent job."
"Nothing. They did an excellent job."
"None, they do a fantastic job of making everybody feel welcome."
"They do a great job at keeping in touch with applicants and making it a personalized process."
"All other optometry admissions offices should take a note from Southern. They are by far the most helpful, knowledgable and pleasant to speak with. They are extremely personable."
"Keep up the great work!"
"Nothing. They were great!"
"Keep up the good work! So impressed with admissions! Very Helpful."
"Nothing they were grrrrreat"
"I felt very welcome when I came to the school. The admissions office blew me away."
"Fantastic job letting applicants know the status of their application and VERY friendly!"
"Why do you want to be an optometrist?"
"Give a time when you displayed leadership?"
"What characteristics do you have that should make you an ideal optometrist?"
"What was the one college class that made you realize that you didn't quite know how to study yet?"
"Have you done any research on specific laws in NJ or PA?"
"What specific trait do you posses that would make you a good optometrist?"
"What motivated you to persevere through obstacles?"
"What do you feel makes a good optometrist?"
"What are some of the challenges you face academically?"
"What do you see being a problem for the field of optometry in five years?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"Describe a time when you took leadership in a situation."
"How did you become interested in optometry?"
"What are some strengths and weakness you have?"
"Do you know of any optometry-related political issues going on in your home state?"
"Why optometry/ why SCO?"
"Tell me about your academic background."
"Tell me your story. "
"What activities did you do while in school?"
"What extracurricular activities were you involved in during undergrad?"
"What are some extra-curriculars you do with your university?"
"Tell me about an academic challenge you had and what you did to overcome that challenge."
"What was your favorite humanities class?"
"Tell me more about your background."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about yourself...how did you get here today?"
"Do you foresee any problems/issues with the profession of optometry in the future (in regards to technology, etc.)?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Tell me about your trip to Japan"
"What other professions have you researched?"
"What are you looking for at SCO?/ Why SCO?"
"What are you most/least looking forward to in optometry school?"
"Are you concerned about moving to Memphis?"
"Have you thought about being a professor? (I have a teaching background)"
"What kind of artwork/photography are you interested in?(when I told him I was a photographer)."
"All were interesting! Great interview questions."
"How would you handle situations in which patients/people of the community do not follow your recommendations? (in relation to vision correction or lifestyle changes)"
"What do you do if you feel like you need to blow off steam?"
"Do you like to fix/repair things?"
"What was your favorite non-major course in college and why?"
"All very interesting. But was none were hard."
"If you could change any part of your undergraduate career, what would it be?"
"How was the transition from one high school to another? (I moved during my Junior year in high school)"
"What was high school like for you?"
"What's your favorite movie?"
"Did you have any health care related economics courses? (I'm an economics major)"
"Tell me your story..."
"How do your hobbies and extracurricular activities relate to being a good optometrist?"
"Did you study a lot in college? (haha!)"
"How would you describe the difference between and ophthalmologist and and an optometrist to a person who thinks they will get a better exam at an ophthalmologist?"
"What was your favorite non-science class?"
"none were particularly interesting"
"What is your favorite book?"
"What are you most proud of?"
"What undergrad class that is not a pre-req do you think will be beneficial to you in the long run? (paraphrased)"
"What was your hardest undergraduate class?"
"What was your favorite humanities course and how can you relate it to optometry?"
"Who was your favorite professor and why?"
"What made you go to the undergraduate school of your choice?"
"Tell me about your research experience...is this something you want to continue?"
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