I'm so nervous! my first interview is next Tuesday (March 23). I am a shy person so I am VERY scared. I just get nervous around people I don't know. I am friendly and somewhat talkative around my friends but people I don't know and especially in an uncomfortable, stressful situation like an interview that is this important is going to make me go crazy! Any tips from anyone to prepare me and calm my nerves? This is my first and only interview and I just HAVE TO get in. My life depends on it! OK not really but I have been out of school for 4 years now and desperately need to take my life in a new direction. I think I am ready for optometry school now, I just have to get in. I'm so scared!! I'm trying to read other forums to see what everyone has said about the interviews so I have an idea of waht they will ask me. That's a start I guess. Uh, how important is this interview? Anyway I can get around it? hehe jk! But seriously, I wish someone could just do it for me or I could take some tranquilizers or something!