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  1. DogLover824

    DogLover824 KSU CVM c/o 2013
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    I figured i would start a Kansas thread about everything. Just wondering where everyone is staying when they go to interview and such.. my interview is on jan 31... just wondering who else is going and who is attending the pizza party, maybe we could meet up. Anhy one have any advice about the kansas interview?
     
  2. karmapple

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    Hey! My Kansas interview is also on January 31st! :) My husband and I are both going to the pizza party also. I haven't really looked at where we're staying yet. I'll probably pick from that list they emailed. We decided we're driving (from Texas) instead of flying. It's so much cheaper, and Manhattan is a two hour drive from the airport anyway!
     
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    My Interview is on the Feb 1st and I'll be at the pizza party on the evening of the 31st. I havent really picked a place to stay yet, thats my project for this week.
     
  4. JulieB361

    JulieB361 KSU CVM class of 2013
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    My interview is also on Jan. 31st! I'm not sure where I am staying yet. My mom is coming with me and we are going to the pizza party. Does anyone know if they give a tour during the day?
     
  5. SmallAndLA

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    Hey everyone!

    As a current K-State undergrad who's already had her interview, I'd figure I'd pop in and talk about both that and Manhattan.

    Before the interview (at least for IS), we had our pictures taken. These will go up on the class of 2013's website and be on the rosters, I believe. (I look terrified in mine, but oh well.)

    The interview itself is really laid back. Interviews are with two faculty/staff of the veterinary college and one practicing veterinarian. I had a beef cattle vet, a small animal surgery faculty member and an internal medicine specialist as my interviewers. I re-read my application and about some issues in the industry the morning of. I was asked a lot of questions relating to my classes, especially my international trade classes and foreign language classes. I wasn't asked any medical questions, but that probably varies by applicant. Basically, if it makes you stand out on the application paper, they'll ask you about it, along with the standard ethics and "tell us about yourself" stuff.

    Also, I heard this from all of the members of the class of 2012 I met and several of the veterinarians I work with (and you might have too): do not say the reason you want to be a vet is just because you love animals. Or hate people.

    Response usually takes about 2-2.5 weeks from what I've been told, and is via snail mail. After the interview, you can go on a tour of the facilities and mess around with the tablet computer the class of 2013 will be getting. I also recommend taking a pen and some postcards if they have them out.

    As for Manhattan, it's not the biggest town, but it's not the smallest. The closest hotel to the campus is the Radisson on Anderson Avenue. I've been there for banquets, and it seems pretty nice though I can't speak for the rooms. Unfortunately, it's located on the south side of the main campus, while the vet school is farther north, near the football stadium. So, bring a car or comfortable walking shoes and proper winter wear (at least for that day...Kansas is notorious for unpredictable weather.)

    If anyone has questions, feel free to PM me. And best of luck!!!
     
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  6. DogLover824

    DogLover824 KSU CVM c/o 2013
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    me and my dad will be going to the pizza party sat evening. we will be staying at the holiday inn at campus. It was referred to me from my best friend that interviewed there last year.
     
  7. DogLover824

    DogLover824 KSU CVM c/o 2013
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    Thanks for the info SmallAndLA :D p.s. i heard they ask what would a bumbersticker of your life say ? did they ask you that?
     
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    I didn't get asked that, DogLover. But I was asked what the last book I read for fun had been! It happened to have been "How the Irish Saved Civilization", so that had them rolling with laughter because it is a little odd.

    So, read a fun and off the wall book before hand! (Or skim it, hehe)

    Another good question was what I thought my biggest challenge in vet school would be. I hadn't thought about it beforehand, but it is a good question to ask, I guess. :)
     
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    Another one here with an interview on the 31st, mines at 8:30 am, so I'll have some time to kill before the pizza party that night. I'm flying in on the 30th from Fl, haven't figured out which hotel yet (that's looking to be my project for the next few days). Best of luck to all of y'all.
     
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    I actually prefer a few of the hotels in Junction City (about 15 minutes from the vet school) to those in Manhattan -- nicer and less expensive. The Quality Inn, the Marriott and Candlewood Suites in Junction City are all new and very comfortable.
     
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    Hey everyone!

    My interview is on the 24th and I'm flying in with my dad the day before. We heard from one of the vet students at ISU that the best bet would be to fly to Kansas City, MO and then drive the 2 hours to Manhattan. We're stayingat the Holiday Inn Express at campas. And...i vaguely remember the pizza party, but i'm pretty sure my dad and I are going to that.

    So is the interview behavior based or half behavior-half vet knowledge...ISU was all behavioral and I was pretty confident with that, but my OSU interview was a combination bahavioral/knowledge and I was a little...not caught off-guard, but unaccustomed to it. Any info??

    Good luck to everyone!!:luck:
     
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    My interview is on the 24th and I am flying into MCi, my best friends are picking me up (They live just outside KC), then I am staying with my sister who attends K-State as an undergraduate. I will probably get a tour of campus from her and of Manhattan, she can tell me where the good eats and bars are:) See you there and good luck.
     
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    my friend is a 2nd year at vet school rt now so she will prob give me a tour. i was wondering if anyone knew of cheap car rental places for kansas city?
     
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    My interview is the 24th, so I'm flying into Kansas City, renting an Enterprise car, and staying at the Best Western. A quick note to some of you who haven't made hotel reservations yet -- I made mine last night, and I was surprised by how expensive the hotels were, as well as how many were booked! A few of them on the list they sent us had no availability. My brother is coming with me (he just turned 25, and so can rent a car with no extra fee), and we're both going to the pizza party.

    Also, one of the vets I used to work for went to Kansas State, and when I told her I got an interview she said I HAD to go to Rockabilly's (not sure of the spelling..) when I was there. Thought I'd pass the message along for those of you who might be looking for a little, um, stress relief after your interviews. She said it's a really fun place.
     
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    My interview is the 25th and my mother and I will be attending the pizza party the 24th. We'll be flying to Kansas City and then driving over to Manhattan on the 23rd.
     
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    My interview is the 24th. I'm flying into KMCI with 3 friends on the 23rd, driving to Manhattan, and staying at a local hotel right near campus (don't remember the name...booked it a month ago). I'll be at the pizza party that night too!
     
  18. DogLover824

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    my interview is on the 31st at 4:00pm, i was just wondering how early we should get there, i know the letter says 30 mins i believe, but i'm so paranoid... any ideas from those who interviewed there already?
     
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    halesvet -- There were some behavioral questions in my interview (what was a time where you had to make an ethical decision/what did you do) but I did not have any medical knowledge questions asked of me -- my committee seemed more concerned with if I knew current events and in assessing my maturity levels. I was asked about some of my previous jobs where I had interviewed applicants, my current job, happenings in the world market which involved veterinary medicine...

    BUT -- I'm an agricultural economics major, therefore I probably had a different interview than someone with a "hard" science major would have had. :) They really tailored it to me and didn't ask a whole lot of stock-type questions, so review your application so you aren't surprised.


    Skillet9886 -- Rock-a-belly is AMAZING and I highly recommend it as well. It can be a bit pricey, but it is really good food. Their German potato salad is some of the best I've ever had.


    DogLover824 -- 30 minutes should be enough time -- I got there ~30 minutes beforehand and ended up sitting around for about 15 minutes before my interview, just fiddling with my car keys. Of course, OOS interviews might be a bit more involved than IS interviews, but we just took pictures, had an opportunity to look at the tablet computers for the class of 2013, and were offered cookies and soda.

    About 5 minutes before our interview time some students from the class of 2012 took us to where we needed to be for our interviews and we waited some more until one of the interviewers came and got us. (Hope you get the 4th floor -- the chairs in the library are really, really comfy.)

    If you want to get there 35 minutes early, I think you'll be okay -- but any earlier and nerves might start to set in beforehand and hinder your performance in the interview.


    Good luck to everyone interviewing this month!!! Hopefully there are bunches of letters with 'Congratulations!' sent out in February! :D
     
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    I just got everything booked yesterday....my interview is on the 25th! It seems that just about everyone is bringing someone with them...I am the only one flying solo?

    Good luck to everyone!
     
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    Mine is on the 25th (bright and early in the morning!) and I'm also traveling alone. Everything is booked, I'm getting excited :)
     
  22. DogLover824

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    when i'm there , i'd love to get a KSU t-shirt, any idea how late the book store will be open and where it is located?
     
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    Well, the school bookstores are on main campus, but there is also Varney's in Aggieville that sells lots of books, T-shirts, and other K-state items. Varney's is open late, but I'm not sure of the exact hours. Unfortunately, you can only get vet school T-shirts through the second year class fundraiser, not at any bookstore.
     
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    As a 3rd year vet student at Kansas State I wish you all good luck and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
     
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    Does anyone know if they give tours of the campus this weekend and if they do, when it starts?
     
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    When I interviewed, they conducted rotating interviews with small groups of interviewees. I went on my tour immediately following my interview (around 9AM), but my friend went on a tour before she interviewed in the afternoon. A current student takes you around the school (only 3 buildings so it doesn't take too long to tour).
     
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    my interview is at 4:00pm next sat, do u think they would still tour after my interview, the e-mail says to only get there 30 mins before interview, i'd prefer to go on a tour earlier in the day if i can but i won't be picky, just wondering
     
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    Anyone know if the interview waitlist has moved yet?:)
     
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    This might be taking obsession/paranoia to the next level, but what is everyone planning to wear to the pizza party/Q&A if you're going? I'm thinking pizza party = jeans, but I don't want to be the only one dressed down.
     
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    I'm thinking "business casual" (nice pants and a sweater) for the pizza event, partially because I feel like those interviewed on Saturday will likely still be in suits.
     
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    Yeah, I'm going business casual to the pizza party. I might also try to take the tour on Sat, my interview is Sun, but I'm worried about making that 2 hour drive back to MCI in time for my flight...

    Though does anyone know how long the tour is? Three buildings surely take under an hour, right? lol.
     
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    As far as the pizza party, jeans are absolutely fine. Interviewers will be there, but they will have already scored you--they are there to answer your questions and that's it. Don't even have access to your file after the pizza party, so don't sweat it.

    Being an East Coaster, in my mind, Kansas is a pretty casual state. :) Don't sweat it--wear whatever's comfortable. Nobody's going to care. :)

    About the tours--they take about half an hour depending on how many questions are asked by the tour group.

    Have fun and good luck!! :luck: :luck: :luck:
     
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    I'm starting to get really nervous for my Kansas interview next week because I interviewed at Ohio and just found out that I didn't get in.:(

    I think I'm just going to wear jeans and a nice shirt to the pizza party.
     
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    Ha! Glad I'm not the only one worried about the pizza party outfit! OK I will be wearing jeans and a nice top, too. My interview is in the afternoon so I hope I can change afterwards - I'm not used to wearing a suit, so I'll be itching to take it off.

    I'm so nervous. I keep having anxiety dreams about the weekend...
     
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    Good luck everyone! :luck: :)
     
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    Just got back, have to say, Kansas absolutely rocks!:love:
    Everyone was super nice, and I have to say that the xmas lights (and hat) on the camel skeleton was a nice touch.

    Good luck to everyone next weekend!
     
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    I just got back as well, and had a blast. My interview was really laid back and I think went really well. I guess I have to wait until mid-February to find out though!

    I was surprised at how nice the facilities were. I'm not sure why, it's not that I thought they wouldn't be great, but I really enjoyed seeing everything on the tour. The anatomy lab was especially nice, I think.

    Good luck to everyone next weekend!! You'll do great.
     
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    for people who interviewed this past weekend... did they have tours running all day on sat? or was there specific times? i'm hoping to get the tour in earlier in the day before my 4 pm interview
     
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    p.s. I'm starting to get really excited for my interview this weekend!!!!:D
     
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    I interviewed there Sunday. The interview went well I thought. They asked me a lot about my non-veterinary/non-animal experiences. As far as interviews go it was not as stressful as I thought it would be. The tour happens throughout the day. Usually when the people from a certain block of time get done with their interviews then the group leaves on the tour, if you want one. After this weekend my mind has changed about Kansas from it being a strictly a safety school to one of the top contenders.
     
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    can your parents or people you came with go on the tour?
     
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    Yep, parents and guests were welcome on the tour. I had one in my small tour group.
     
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    BTW, does anyone know when we are supposed to get responses after the interview?
     
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    Last week, we were told we would hear in two weeks.

    Now I'm curious to see if the people who interview this weekend are also told the same thing. Based on the acceptances thread last year, it looks like K-State interviewed OOS on 2 weekends, and everyone heard 2 weeks after the second set of interviews.

    My mailman's been seeing a lot of me lately, and it's only been 5 days!
     
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    I had heard two weeks some where too. My interview was on the 24th, so I was kind of wondering if it was two weeks from your interview or from the last interviews. I'm getting sick of running home to check my mail everyday! :D
     

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