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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Why Optometry" Report Response

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

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response

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

"Are you interested in specializing within optometry?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of artwork/photography are you interested in?(when I told him I was a photographer)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None at all were difficult to answer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading sdn forums and practicing in front of family and friends. Sometimes talking out questions to myself when no audience was available." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The graciousness of all the people I encountered at the school. Everyone was beyond helpful and friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city itself is a little gray. It's not exactly pretty, but I think the friendly people make up for it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wasn't particularly surprised by anything except the fact that I wasn't fed lunch (not a big deal though)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was thoroughly impressed by the school and clinic." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Memphis

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Double Tree

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/4/2011

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"All other optometry admissions offices should take a note from Southern. They are by far the most helpful, knowledgable and pleasant to speak with. They are extremely personable." Report Response

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