Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree

Interview Day

Welcome!

We are so happy you will be participating in Interview Day at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, February 15, 2021.  We know this is a very important event in your life.  Please review this short video to welcome you to the college:  http://go.illinois.edu/futureDVM.

Preparing for Your Interview

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    8:00 am – 5:00 pm Interviews
    9:00 am – 10:00 am Information Session with Dr. Jonathan H. Foreman, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.
    This session is identical to the Information Session held at 12:00 pm.
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Information Session with Dr. Jonathan H. Foreman, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.
    This session is identical to the Information Session held at 9:00 am.

     

  • According to Kim Zoller at Image Dynamics, 55% of another person’s perception of you is based on how you look. We have edited her employment interview dress ideas to give you some suggestions to consider as you prepare for your Interview at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Women

    • Solid color, conservative suit (either skirt or pants) or neat dress pants or skirt
    • Coordinated blouse or shirt or sweater
    • Moderate shoes
    • Limited jewelry
    • Tan or light hosiery
    • Moderate makeup and groomed hair
    • Many people are sensitive to perfumes/scents … carefully consider your use of them, i.e., perfume
    • Neatly trimmed nails

    Men

    • Solid color, conservative suit or sports jacket OR
    • Neat dressier pants, i.e. khakis and
    • Neat shirt, sweater
    • Tie
    • Professional shoes
    • Limited jewelry
    • Groomed hair
    • Many people are sensitive to scents … carefully consider your use of them, i.e., aftershave, etc.
    • Neatly trimmed nails
  • The interview is used to discover whether an applicant for admission exhibits behavioral factors that may predict future success as a veterinarian.

    The written applications provide material for assessing many factors that might predict success, and the interview is used to assess the following factors that are likely predictors of competencies related to a successful veterinary career.

    Interpersonal Skills

    • Builds relationships
    • Establishes a connection with others by demonstrating interest in their concerns, seeking their input, and valuing their perspectives
    • Acts in an authentic and genuine manner with others
    • Makes others feel comfortable when interacting with them
    • Develops a network of colleagues to exchange ideas and build support

    Self-Management

    • Acts autonomously and confidently
    • Drives for results
    • Demonstrates integrity
    • Pursues professional development
    • Demonstrates adaptability and resilience

    Communication

    • Communicates effectively