With COVID-19 being ever so present during this application cycle, it seems a lot of schools are holding interviews via Zoom or some other virtual format. Does anyone have any tips/advice for interviewing virtually? Pros and cons?
Just trying to prepare myself for this new normal. Thanks in advance!
Hi all, can someone please tell me my chances of being invited to an interview or give me suggestions as to what I should do to improve my application? I would really appreciate any input. I’m applying next cycle (2021-2022) thank you in advance!
Btw I calculated it the way caspa would using ThePAPlatform gpa calculator.
~1400 hrs as a CNA
~200 hrs as a behavior therapist (it was cut short due to COVID and I have to move back home hours away)
I just got offered a job at the front desk at the chiropractic office I’m getting treated at (I recently got in a car accident and couldn’t get my old job back as a CNA) but this would count as HCE! I could potentially do this from May until late Sept and work ~24hrs/week.
-Medical mission trip over winter break
-Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
- Multiple deans list
- Chancellor’s award (scholarship)
-Tutored children for a semester (~50 hours)
- Vice President of my pre-pa club, and was an intern for this club before getting accepted to this position.
- I also plan to rack up more hours once I move back to my university
Any feedback is appreciated, thank you!
Has anyone had success reapplying to schools after a mediocre interview? Does the interview rejection hurt my reapplication more than if they'd never interviewed me?
I was granted an interview at a couple programs this cycle and got waitlisted at one, rejected from the other. I love the program I was rejected from and - pending a miracle on that waitlist - I was thinking of reapplying next cycle.
I wouldn't say I botched the interview; it just wasn't great overall, and I definitely would take a mulligan on one of the questions. But with my lower academic measurables I think I needed to do exceptionally well to get over the top.
I'm taking more classes, shadowing more, writing a new personal essay, etc. And working on my interview skills. I do plan on asking the program for specific feedback but haven't done so yet (I just have their generic, "congrats on getting an interview, but try again" rejection email for the moment).
I'd be extremely grateful to any admissions professionals or faculty willing to weigh in (if any see this).
Thanks in advance!
I just received an email that I was being extended an interview that was about 3 weeks out from the current date.
I responded around 4 hours after I received the email to accept the interview, but I received an email a couple hours later that they were going to have to reschedule and that “they would email me when another date opens up”.
Has this happened to anyone else??
Should I be worried? Or do they send out more interview invites than spots that they have open for the day because they know that some people may decline?