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Once an application is submitted, the next possible step on the ICO journey is Interview Day. Top candidates will be offered this exploratory opportunity to virtually meet current students, faculty, and staff, as well as participate in an interview. The day usually starts at noon and lasts until approximately 4 p.m (depending on when your interview starts).
The best thing you can do to prepare for your interview is to be yourself. We will assess your ability to communicate, understanding of the profession and its current issues, and your motivation and sincerity to enter the profession of optometry. Applicants should come prepared to answer questions about their background and education, why they are applying to ICO, and what sets them apart from other candidates. To better prepare for the interview day, applicants are encouraged to stay up-to-date on industry news by reading optometry and health-related journals, websites, and current news articles.
Think of Interview Day as your opportunity to learn more about ICO. Come prepared with any questions you might have. The virtual interview day starts at noon CST and lasts until approximately 4 p.m. CST (depending on when your interview starts).
Applicant Host Program
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been suspended until further notice.