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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by MarcoPolo, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. MarcoPolo

    MarcoPolo 2+ Year Member

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    Hi :D . If you are asked about your academic performance how do you explain it? It might be simple but I am not sure how i have to approach this question in an interview.

    Thank you all for your help!
     
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  3. brasilia01

    brasilia01 10+ Year Member

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    Thats depends on how your academic performance was. Were you a good student?
     
  4. eightball

    eightball allergic to benadryl 2+ Year Member

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    " I feel that my grades are representative of my perfomance, however, due to ____________ i scored a couple of Cs in Horoscope 1 and 2, but I picked up the following semester...." you can go on on depending on what's on your transcript
     
  5. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 imagine sisyphus happy Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    You take it one of two ways depending on the situation:

    1) My high grades reflect my tireless work ethic..blah, blah, blah
    2) My seemingly low grades fail the reflect the understanding I aquired...blah, blah, blah.
     
  6. anh80

    anh80 Going through PharmD 10+ Year Member

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  7. KellyBean

    KellyBean 2+ Year Member

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    So what do you tell them when you started out good and then down hill from there? Now that's a tough one.
     
  8. eightball

    eightball allergic to benadryl 2+ Year Member

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    the girl with the pony tail proved to be more exciting than that Organic thing posted on the prereqs page.
     
  9. MarcoPolo

    MarcoPolo 2+ Year Member

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    I don't have a C in my Transcript so far.

    So as some of the guys mentioned here, they are basically asking me to say things like, yes I am a hard working student and determined to get to pharmacy school...blah blah?

    If that is so i think i got it. Thank you guys,

    But for Bean's question, if the decline was not a pattern it shouldn't matter.
     
  10. omnione

    omnione SDN Pharmoderator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    You could say, "My academic performance is like a roller coaster. It may have its ups and downs but it is always fun the entire time!":)
     
  11. MarcoPolo

    MarcoPolo 2+ Year Member

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    That was a good one!

    Thanks everyone!
     

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