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  • Long Island University Brooklyn Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts & Science
  • Psychology School
  • Brooklyn
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Open file

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

"What makes you think you're a good fit for this program." Report Response

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

"Describe a challenging experience and how you overcame it. " Report Response

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

"Why do you want a PhD in clinical psychology" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I have experience working with sexual assault survivors and I did some social justice work about sexual violence in my undergrad. They asked why I thought women who were molested or otherwise abused were more likely then the average person to be victimized (in their case re-victimized)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I don't really recall a difficult question" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read over my personal statement and looked at the professors of interest" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very nice. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I have to confess when I first applied I did it strictly by region, rather than fit and research interest. I didn't research the schools in depth and I didn't know this was VERY psychoanalytic *and* non-research based. Considering I want to do research and am not psychoanalytic-ly minded, this was disappointing to discover" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school was a PsyD under the guise of a PhD, read not heavy on research and heavy on producing practitioners. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I don't remember the exact date because this was two years ago. It was very short and I'd come a long way for it. They also didn't give a tour. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2006

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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