USD MEPN Interview tips?? - page 5

The interview is in a few weeks and I was wondering if anyone could give me a few pointers. I know the current students are probably too busy to respond to this, but any help would be greatly... Read More

  1. by   Sandman2855
    I had a group interview the first day and a one-on-one the next day. It was just chance which one was first and which day, in fact I think some people had them both the first day. During the group interview they had a faculty member and a current student who would ask a question. I think there were about 10-15 applicants per group. After the question, everyone would answer the same question. I think it pays to speak up early so that everything has not already been said about the subject. I usually did't have anything good right away so I would listen to 1 or 2 peoples answers and then jump in and maybe build on their answer or offer something else, whatever comes to your head. Dont worry about being nervous because everyone is nervous and they know that. For the one on one interview, my interviewer was really nice. Have some questions rehearsed and ready to ask her. Your application is definitely still considered and it does NOT depend solely on the interview. They were very clear about this. Feedback from the interview will be added to your overall application and selections are made based on the total application. Hope that calms some nerves
  2. by   hippiechick
    Thanks!!
  3. by   hippiechick
    Congrats to you as well, Ajsauln. Good luck!
  4. by   nic2011
    I also received the interview email and any tips would be greatly appreciated! Congrats to those who received it also and see you in February!
  5. by   suiteums
    Yep, I just got my the tentative schedule email too. BTW, let me describe myself so that when we're at the interviews, you can say hi to somebody you "know". I'm Shannon, I'm 5'6", 29 (ouch), black, with a medium build. I'll be the girl with a big smile on my face!

    I'm soooo excited, can't wait to see you guys in Feb!
  6. by   KEAJ05
    I am very excited about the upcoming interview for USD, although I did not receive the questions we need to be familiar with for the group and individual interviews. Did anyone else who is interviewing for the Fall 2011 cohort receive the questions, if so any tips would be greatly appreciated!
  7. by   Jess2520
    Hey Guys,
    I am also interviewing the 10th and 11th, but I did not receive any questions regarding what to prepare for. I do remember from the information session to be prepared to know why you want to be a nurse as this will be something that is discussed for sure. Has anyone heard anything about any of the other topics? Shannon.....I'll look for you so I can also "know" somebody lol My name is Jessica, I am 5'6 blonde hair, blue eyes, and 25 (that also hurts so say haha) I'd tell you what I am wearing....but have no idea yet!
  8. by   ADEcstatic
    Hi everyone!

    I just had my interview this past weekend. I'm not sure how I did. On one hand, the answer came naturally for most questions. On the other, I might have been a little too honest. And a 15 minute interview seems more nerve-wracking than a longer interview! And I was talking to the other applicants and there were so many bright applicants there that it was almost intimidating. Does anyone know when we should start expecting to hear back from them?

    Thanks!
  9. by   hippiechick
    Hi ADEcstatic. I also interviewed this weekend and I am now a nervous wreck!!! As easy as I thought the questions were, every time I analyze my answers I feel like I rambled. I hope I am just being too critical. They said we would hear back by early March. I hope they don't make us wait that long. My poor heart can't take the anxiety :heartbeat

    I wish you luck. Let me know if you hear anything anytime soon!!
  10. by   suiteums
    Quote from ADEcstatic
    Hi everyone!

    I just had my interview this past weekend. I'm not sure how I did. On one hand, the answer came naturally for most questions. On the other, I might have been a little too honest. And a 15 minute interview seems more nerve-wracking than a longer interview! And I was talking to the other applicants and there were so many bright applicants there that it was almost intimidating. Does anyone know when we should start expecting to hear back from them?

    Thanks!
    Well, they say March 1st, but MEPN's from last year say some got calls back in a couple of days... one that came in off of the waitlist was admitted in July...yeah, I know. Anyways, if my friends had to rate me on my interview, they would've given me a 5, haha. Yeah, I didn't do as well as I would've liked, but I still have a good feeling, positive thinking and all of that. Maybe I'll see you in August!
  11. by   ADEcstatic
    I wish you, suiteums and gigipgigip, luck! I hope we all get in!! I'll definitely let you know when I hear something and I hope you do too!
  12. by   hippiechick
    okay....i'm so obsessed with checking this forum constantly to see if someone may have received notification of acceptance.

    i really need to lighten up!!!
  13. by   ADEcstatic
    What the heck! It's Wednesday. Shouldn't we have received something by now? LOL. The wait is killing me.

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