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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary School
  • Urbana
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"What, to you, does it mean to be a professional? Think of the last time you encountered a conflict- how did you solve it?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you weren't going to veterinary school? What would you do if you saw a classmate cheating?" Report Response

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

"What do you do outside of school/preparing for veterinary school? Tell us about a difficult time you had academically." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Think of a veterinarian that you've observed who had client communication skills that you admired- what made that person so able to talk to clients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If someone came to you with their pet that was ill and they couldn't afford/didn't want to fund more treatment and decided they wanted to euthanize- what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Not too much- I glanced at some behavioral questions and jotted down some thoughts, but my answers were not from those notes anyway" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The information session (curriculum, computing and financial aid) was very informative. Also, my interviewers were very friendly and interested in what I had to say and answering my questions (even though I was their last appointment of the day!!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was sub-par and the guide couldn't answer our questions. The facilities are adequate." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview was closed-file; everything i wanted to reference in my own life I had to give a background on because my interviewers were not familiar with it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was able to show up around noon because my interview was late in the day. It was a fine time. I wish that question 1 had been "tell us a little about yourself"" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2009

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give the tour guides a more comprehensive list of talking points. Our guide couldn't answer our ?s" Report Response

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