anyone successfully ask for interviews at Temple or Jefferson

drmota

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considering how many interviews Drexel gives out each year, I'm sure Temple and Jefferson get asked to accomodate students on a regular basis. But are they receptive to these requests? Have any of you tried with any of the Philly schools? any info would be nice. thanks
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I actually was just talking to my advisor about this. She told me about a student who did it at jefferson about 5 or 6 years ago. It did work for him, but he was also a qualified candidate. I just think you have to be careful to not be pushy if you attempt this
 

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i did ask temple for an interview last month, so has someone else on sdn. s/he had more luck because the were offered an interview on the phone. it took them a couple of days to get back to me. there's an old thread on it if u can find it.
 

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myrahu said:
i did ask temple for an interview last month, so has someone else on sdn. s/he had more luck because the were offered an interview on the phone. it took them a couple of days to get back to me. there's an old thread on it if u can find it.
Yeah, I got an interview offer over the phone from Temple. I don't know if I was just lucky, or if this is something that they routinely do, but I called and explained that I was going to be in town for another interview and asked if there was any way that I could request that my file be reviewed in time for me to coordinate an interview (if offered). I also said that if this was not possible, I would be more than happy to make two trips to Philly. I then got put on hold for ~15 minutes and then someone else picked up and invited me for an interview. So while I have no idea how common my experience is - I think it's worth calling!
 

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Monday those schools will receive 1000 calls asking for interviews now.
 

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on the day of my drexel interview, this was a pretty hot topic of conversation. actually, a few people said they had called temple to inquire about possible interviews, and they were given invites. apparently, two people who did the same with jefferson received e-mail responses telling them to remain patient or something like that. so, based on that, it seems like temple tries to accommodate such requests while jefferson doesn't. best of luck.
 

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medstylee said:
on the day of my drexel interview, this was a pretty hot topic of conversation. actually, a few people said they had called temple to inquire about possible interviews, and they were given invites. apparently, two people who did the same with jefferson received e-mail responses telling them to remain patient or something like that. so, based on that, it seems like temple tries to accommodate such requests while jefferson doesn't. best of luck.


I honestly wouldn't try it with Temple... You're just going to have to trust me on this one... but it's not a good idea (speaking from experience)
 

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after i got an invite from drexel, i emailed jefferson and they emailed me back and told me to wait more. however, a week before i was leaving for drexel, jefferson called and offered me an interview. the person i talked to actually knew exactly what i told them about when i was going to be in the area, so i think they do take the requests pretty seriously.
 

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Not even Harvard has cutoffs at each subsection of '8'! But Jefferson does! Sucks.