Ok, so here's the deal. On the 10th of May I have an interview with the Admissions Council from the University of Waterloo. This is for admission into their Doctorate of Optmometry Program. Probably this biggest interview of my life and those 30 mintues could possibly decide the next 50 years of my life, so yes, I'm looking for advice anywhere I can get it. Please keep in mind that this isn't a simple job interview where an employer asks you a few questions. I'll be in a large boardroom with 6-8 people sitting on the committe drilling me with tough questions. I'd like some help from anyone out their who has had serious interviews of this sort, such as for Dentistry, Med school, Law, actual career job interviews etc.
What should I focus on?
1) Tips on basic interview ethics, ie. wait to be offered a seat, don't chew gum blah blah blah?
2) What questions should I be prepared for, I'd like to get an idea of the sorts of questions that might be asked, so I can get some info from say my optomtrist on things like whats the best part of the profession, worst etc.?
3) Whats the best way to win them over without coming off as a complete arrogant asshole or an ass-kisser extrodinare? I'm probably one of the youngest interviewee's so I have to prove my maturity, and show why I belong in the program and not the guy coming in after me thats got his honors graduate degree and is working through grad school right now?
Thanks alot for your help!