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  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me your story. " Report Response

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

"What extracurricular activities and hobbies have you been involved in" Report Response

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

"How will your background make you a successful optometrist (I have an engineering degree)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"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?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some problems with optometry and how will it affect the field in the future?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed previous interview questions on SDN, looked up my state laws for optometry, " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of everyone encountered. They are all happy to be a part of SCO. The facilities are GREAT, the eye center is only a couple years old and was very impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, it was a great place and a great interview!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview was from 10-2, I wish I had a bigger breakfast!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very impressive school, interview was VERY laid back. There were 3 of us interviewing at the same time, we initially talked with an admissions rep about our applications to make sure they were complete, then went to a session on financial aid. Then we went on a tour which was about an hour and a half, then interviewed. They scheduled an hour for the interview but I think mine was about 40 min of just a general conversation, nothing really tricky. They we had a session on housing in Memphis. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

MEM

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

GenXInn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2008

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

10 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Fantastic job letting applicants know the status of their application and VERY friendly!" Report Response

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