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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"tell me about yourself" Report Response

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

"tell me about your clinical experience" Report Response

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

"do you have any questions for us" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"i had mentioned a personal tragedy in my SOP (to explain a gap in my resume) and they gave their condolences, which took me aback, simply because it was very nice and thoughtful, and i had been worried about including the experience in the first place (vs just not mentioning a huge gap in my resume). " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none. my interview was easy and conversational and i really enjoyed it. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over articles and abstracts and bios of researchers i was especially interested in, read over bios of other profs (you are randomly assigned a prof to interview with, even if you mentioned a specific one in your SOP, so have a general idea of who everyone is). read over program info very throughly and made a list of questions to ask, and though of my answers to likely questions. i was overprepared." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students were smart, thoughtful, and happy, the prof and graduate i interviewed with were wonderful, school did 100% in the internship match, early clinical exp., lots of great externship experience -- if they could have funded me more it really would have been a contender, but i got full scholarships elsewhere. loved this program!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"no tour of facilities, and i wish all the faculty had been available, so i could have at least chatted w/ my POI and got a feel for working with them -- which indicates that this is a more clinically oriented program than may have been right for me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing. loved the school, as good as better funded programs but ... short on $. knew about the funding shortage, would have gone into debt to attend if didn't get in to better funded, also quality programs)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"relaxed, conversational. know about the program, think about your background, goals and your work as it relates to LIU, have a general idea of your research interests (and the work of the faculty) and then have fun chatting and meeting nice people. ask for a tour, or just poke around yourself. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2008

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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