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What are some interview tips?

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I am applying to optometry school this year, so hopefully I get some interviews! #eyes #optometry #interviews #professional-development

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Irina’s Answer

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Hi Karena: everything that Stephanie said above is fantastic. The only thing I would add is don't be afraid to admit when you don't know something. Not everyone can know, or have experience with, everything. But most people are afraid to say that out loud, thinking they'll look less appealing as a candidate. However, I have heard many times that interviewers really appreciate honesty and your passion to learn, rather than someone pretending to know and do it all (and they almost always know if you're not being honest).
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Stephanie’s Answer

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Hi Karena,

Based on your question, I'm guessing your interviews will be at the various colleges you will apply to. Always be yourself and smile! Practice ahead of time too. Here's a website I think might be helpful: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/interviews/college-interviews-practice-questions-and-strategies

I found this website specifically for your major - optometry:

https://blog.optometriceducation.org/the-optometry-school-admissions-interview-be-ready-if-you-get-the-call

Much luck in your interviews,

Stephanie
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Hina’s Answer

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I remember a huge part of interviewing is really being able to express why you want to be in optometry, having optometric experience to talk about whether it be shadowing or working with an optometrist. I've heard from attendees that sit in on interviews they really want students who are passionate and not doing this as a fall back to say another field like pre medicine or pre dental.
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