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  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Optometry School
  • Memphis
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?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 about an academic challenge you had and what you did to overcome that challenge." Report Response

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

"Take me through your academic history starting before college. How did you decide on optometry?" Report Response

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

"When applying, what research did you do into the different schools and what did you look for in an optometry program?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your favorite humanities course and how can you relate it to optometry?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of the possible drawbacks about the profession of optometry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did a mock interview and I looked up possible interview questions online and practiced them on the long drive to Tennessee!! :)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at SCO was incredibly nice. The students were enthusiastic and seemed to love their school! The facilities were great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was happy with my experience." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That everyone was going to be so relaxed and helpful. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewer took me to a small room and we basically just talked. He made me feel very comfortable and relaxed." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Express (2 blocks from SCO!)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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