OThopefulF17

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Hi all - applying to programs this cycle. Hoping to hear from those of you that have interviewed with OT programs before or those that are in school right now - what are the interviews like? What kind of questions did you get? Anything specific to prepare for? What did you wear? Any information - I am super curious about other experiences that people have had!
 

MusicalOT14

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Occupational Therapy Student
Don't stress out about interviews. Be genuine and fully answer their questions. Think about why you are choosing OT, why you are choosing a particular program, what you hope to bring to OT. Also think about any talents or experiences that may make you stand out if they ask you to tell them a little bit about yourself.
Interviews vary between schools. Some are one on one with a faculty member, others do a group / round robin type interview and I had one that did a speed dating type set up so you got to talk to all of the faculty members for a few minutes. So it really depends on the school as exactly what you should prepare for.
As far as clothing: dress slacks, a nice shirt, jacket and shoes.
Any more questions feel free to ask. Best of luck!!!
 
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