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What questions should you be prepared for before an interview ?

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Denise’s Answer

Here are some good typical questions.
Tell Me About Yourself?
Why Are You the Best Person for the Job?
Why Do You Want This Job? ...
How Has Your Experience Prepared You for This Role?
Why Are You Leaving (or Have Left) Your Job?
What Is Your Greatest Strength?
What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
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Mary Jane’s Answer

For a vet school interview:

Questions about the profession:
Why veterinary medicine?
What have you done to explore the profession?
What is the biggest challenge in veterinary medicine right now?
Where do you see yourself 5 years out of vet school?
Why do you want to attend our program?

Questions about your experiences:
Tell me about your experience with (large/small/exotic, etc) animals.
Tell me about your grade (in a specific class, your GPA in a specific term).
Tell me about a time you failed/let someone down and how you recovered from that experience.
What was your most impactful experience in college?
Tell me about (a job, gap year, study abroad, research) experience.

Questions about your personality/character:
What will your biggest challenge in vet school be?
What do you do in your free time? How do you achieve work/life balance?
What would you do if you thought a vet school classmate was cheating on an exam?
How would your friends describe you?
If you couldn't work in veterinary medicine, what would you do instead?

Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism, Ethics:
Tell me about a time you worked with someone from a different background than your own.
Tell me about a time you worked on a team and there was conflict. What happened and how was it resolved?
What would you do if you thought a client was abusing their pet?
What is your opinion of animal living conditions on farms/in zoos?

The goal is to answer the question/give an example, and then extend on it to show you have reflected and grown as you prepared for vet school.

Mary Jane recommends the following next steps:

Start journaling about your experiences so you can refer back to your thoughts and feelings when you are applying to vet school!
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David’s Answer

Also, ALWAYS be prepared with examples. Avoid answers such as you are "hard working" or "highly motivated." Instead, give examples of things you've led, accomplished, or improved. Having examples of leadership and problem solving are usually part of any interview.

Give me an example of something you've led?
Could you provide an example of a problem you've solved?
Could you describe a difficult decision or situation and how you approached it?
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Aya’s Answer

Familiarize yourself with the STAR model (Situation, Task, Action, Result). Keep it succinct but not too high level. They want to understand your behavior/accomplishments so this is where you can showcase your strengths without saying "This is my strength." It'll be good to be prepared with specific examples (not to mention, a FEW) to help answer those questions.
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