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"Tell me about yourself" response?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by vtman03, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. vtman03

    vtman03 New Member

    Aug 23, 2006
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    I have read that the school I am interviewing for may ask me........."TELL me about yourself".........I have no clue what I am supposed to respond? DO i talk about personal interests, hobbies, etc? Or do I talk about stuff taht relates to school or pharmacy? Any suggestions????
  2. Zeke1955

    Zeke1955 Texas Tech Class of 2011
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    Dec 5, 2006
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    Pharmacy Student
    There's a good thread for this already, lots of responses.


    My response from that thread:

    When Texas Tech asked me this earlier this month, the question was worded by the interviewer as follows: "So <insert name>, please take a few minutes and tell us about yourself, about your hobbies interests, maybe what pushed you towards pharmacy?"

    And I answered with telling them my full name, where I currently went to school. Then in order to make my answer less dull and a little more unique, I stated a personal motto I live by.

    Then, I went on to say where I was born, lived, grew up, and along with that explained where my interest in science began and how it grew into an interest in pharmacy (and I didn't at any point give the cliche "I want to help people" nonsense, I gave them legitimate and honest reasons). I emphasized that I had had a wide variety of jobs (mostly retail) and some community involvement activities that allowed me to develop a number of skills that were salient to the pharmacy practice.

    All in all, I probably took about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes to answer this question and was sure to always look squarely into the eyes of the interviewers (of course). I was also concerned about giving them what might seem like a preconceived answer if I elaborated too much on my interest in pharmacy or community involvement activities. However, the interviewer did ask me to mention it somewhat, so I did. I hope this helps.

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