1. SDN Mobile is now free on iTunes and on the Google Play Store. Enjoy!
    Dismiss Notice

Program-Specific Info / Q's Shenandoah University Fall 2019

Discussion in 'Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ]' started by KnightOT, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Hi there!

    Does anyone happen to know if Shenandoah is holding interviews this year?

    I’m a re-applicant, and I flew out there for an interview last year but was waitlisted and never made it off the list.

    But by the way they worded their email this year, it didn’t seem like they were holding interviews this year. “Your application packet has been forwarded to the Admissions Committee for consideration. Decisions will be made in December”.

    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. LivingTribunal96

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    3
    Status:
    Occupational Therapy Student
    I believe they do an interview every other year. However, I could be wrong, so, since you are going to be traveling to campus (assumingly from a far distance), then you could always call the OT department and ask.

    I hope that helps.
     
    KnightOT likes this.
  3. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Just an update Incase anyone needed the same information...

    I called graduate admissions and they will be holding interviews again this year.
     
  4. MarylandOT102

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2
    What kind of questions did they ask you during the interview?
     
  5. kkgirlposts

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    I just got an interview offer today for Jan 14th. So they are doing interviews!
     
  6. MarylandOT102

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2
    I got an interview offer today as well, but not further information regarding date or times yet.
     
    #6 MarylandOT102, Dec 3, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
  7. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    I also got an interview offer today! I haven’t heard back from Linda regarding the date yet.
     
  8. kkgirlposts

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    i emailed her asking her the date before i accepted
     
    MarylandOT102 likes this.
  9. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    Also waiting on Linda to email about dates/times for the interview!
     
  10. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    also if anyone has any kind of insight on what kind of questions Shenandoah asks or the interview process that would be helpful!
     
  11. Psychgirl from VA

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    37
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    I’m a current OT student at Shenandoah about to be done with my first semester - As far as the interview they want you to truly showcase who you are, so assess yourself and think of all the experiences that have made you who you are! Be able to express why you chose OT. Ask yourself what your strengths are and so on. I truly didn’t prep for it much, I was myself and I believe that’s what they wanted to see. The professors are the ones doing the interviews, and they truly are the most amazing professors I’ve met. They are down to earth and hilarious! Be yourself and I assure you, you will be fine!
     
  12. LivingTribunal96

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    3
    Status:
    Occupational Therapy Student
    In the same boat as PsychGirl. The "interview" is more like a conversation, so they make it easy for you to just be yourself.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Has Linda gotten back to any of you regarding the dates yet? I haven’t heard back and I’d be coming from out of state so I’m antsy to get my travel plans in order! Haha
     
  14. MarylandOT102

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2
    No, I haven't heard back about a date either. I'll post when I do :)
     
  15. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    Nothing yet either! Hoping to hear back soon from her!
     
  16. kkgirlposts

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    i contacted her. you can try doing that and she told me Jan 14
     
    h3ll0!!! likes this.
  17. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    Yeah I was thinking to contact her but didn't know if it was too early since I had just found out about the interview Monday. I'll contact her tomorrow if I don't hear back by then! Thanks!
     
  18. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    I emailed Linda and heard back this morning for an interview for January 15. I'm assuming everyone's interviews will be around then
     
    KnightOT likes this.
  19. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    I also got my interview date for January 15th
     
  20. MarylandOT102

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2
    Mine's scheduled for the 14th of January!
     
  21. SU2020OT

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    mine is the 14th
     
  22. future0T777

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    I have an interview Jan 15
     
  23. OMOT

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    3
    Is anybody else not able to travel to the interview due to the weather?
     
    kkgirlposts and h3ll0!!! like this.
  24. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    I'm coming from about a 2 hour drive.. im not sure how driving will be in this weather (although I'm hoping it'll be better by Tuesday when my interview is) Thinking about reaching out to Linda
     
    OMOT likes this.
  25. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    I just flew in today from florida so I’m hoping weather does not interfere with being able to interview. It’s not cheap traveling haha. The weather wasn’t that bad here today (granted I don’t know much about snow lol)
     
    OMOT likes this.
  26. kkgirlposts

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    I was suppose to drive there, about 5 hours. But they advised me that even if I got there I may not get an interview. So I scheduled an online (zoom) interview for a later date. They said that was probably my best option.
     
  27. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    When did you speak to them about this? I haven't received an email or anything yet saying that it's been cancelled, so I was assuming they were still doing the interviews this week
     
  28. future0T777

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Is your interview Monday? My interview is scheduled for Tuesday and I have a five hour drive as well. I have a room booked for Monday, so I plan to leave NJ tomorrow around noon. Snow does not bother me, it should be cleared up by then. I just need to take my time driving. I guess I'll call tomorrow before I leave.
     
    h3ll0!!! likes this.
  29. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    My interview is also scheduled for Tuesday. I haven’t heard anything about it being cancelled. Really hoping it’s not since I’ve already traveled here :(
     
    h3ll0!!! likes this.
  30. kkgirlposts

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    It’s not cancelled. I called and talked to them. They just didn’t want to risk it being canceled and me make that drive, so they scheduled that for me instead. I just talked to Linda and they were super nice about it, they just want everyone safe. I hate driving in snow!
     
  31. kkgirlposts

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    And mine was scheduled for Monday!
     
  32. usf_student_

    Joined:
    Sunday
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I traveled from Florida as well and have been here since Saturday and just got an email that my interview has been canceled. What phone number are you guys calling to contact them about your interviews?
     
  33. kkgirlposts

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    I am so sorry, that is totally a bummer and a lot of money :( and I just contacted Linda. She has a number listed on the website, I believe.
     
  34. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Oh my gosh that sucks :( was your interview for tomorrow or Tuesday?
     
  35. hbot

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi everyone just jumping in on this thread. My interview was scheduled for tomorrow and was canceled. In Linda's original email on Saturday she informed me that if it was canceled it would be rescheduled Wednesday so i traveled 3.5 hours and am now in Virginia... but tonight she emailed saying the interview was cancelled and that she will be in further contact about a zoom interview even though i told her i was still coming. did this happen to anyone else? hopefully i will be able to interview in person since i am still here and can stay.
     
  36. kkgirlposts

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2018
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6
    I told them that I would come up and staythe night before the makeup date, but she informed me that there was no need because I would be scheduled for a Zoom interview...
     
  37. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    Anyone who's interview is on Tuesday hear that it's been cancelled or anything? When I emailed her yesterday she said she didn't hear anything about it being cancelled and that she'd let me know if it is. Just want to make sure that's correct before I come down to Winchester today.
     
  38. future0T777

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    I have not heard anything, but I left a message asking her to call me back. I'm leaving soon to head down to Winchester.
     
    h3ll0!!! likes this.
  39. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    I will probably head down there soon as well. Keep us updated on if she responds pls
     
  40. nbend210

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyone have updates on whether or not our interviews are still on tomorrow? Thanks!!
     
  41. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    Linda had emailed me yesterday saying she would let me know if they were cancelled. Haven't heard back since so I'm assuming they are still happening. Hoping that they are since we just drove 2 hours to get here lol
     
  42. future0T777

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    I have heard nothing, but I just arrived in Winchester. I’m ready!


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
     
    h3ll0!!! likes this.
  43. h3ll0!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    5
    Just got an email saying to be there at 10am! Incase anyone needs an update
     
    KnightOT likes this.
  44. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Got the same email about the new 10am time! Very happy it’s not cancelled- just praying I don’t miss my flight back home! Haha :)
     
    h3ll0!!! likes this.
  45. future0T777

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Yes I got the same one, see you all tomorrow!
     
    h3ll0!!! and KnightOT like this.
  46. hbot

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    did anyone get an update on what time the makeup interview would be tomorrow?? I got an email saying it would be sent out soon (yesterday morning) and still no reply. getting nervous not hearing back...
     
  47. MarylandOT102

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2018
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    2
    From the email I received on Sunday, Linda made it seem like all the interviews scheduled for Monday would be rescheduled as Zoom interviews.
     
  48. hbot

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2019
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    8 am tomorrow is the makeup in-person interview.
     
  49. OP
    OP
    KnightOT

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2015
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    47
    Status:
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Hey y’all! I hope everyone’s interviews went well (and good luck to those doing zoom interviews if you haven’t done them yet!)

    Did anyone ask when we should expect to hear back? I antipate it taking a little bit due to all the weather complications, but were any estimates given?
     
    #49 KnightOT, Jan 17, 2019 at 11:35 AM
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019 at 11:49 AM
  50. OTbestT

    Joined:
    Monday
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    2
    The current students said we should know by the end of the month!
     
    h3ll0!!! and KnightOT like this.

Share This Page