About Interview SOS
Interview SOS is a full-service interview coaching and college and graduate school admissions consulting company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Our goal is to help our clients realize their career aspirations and educational goals. We are renowned as top experts in interview preparation for employment and college and graduate school admissions. Using our proprietary instructional system, you can quickly adopt the following important skills from a one-on-one coaching session with Interview SOS:
- Clearly articulate your professional skills, career experience, and educational credentials
- Demonstrate your qualifications and passion for your chosen job or school
- Strategically address your shortcomings and disadvantages in tough interview questions
- Feel prepared, determined, and confident in your all-important interviews!
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Interview SOS Leadership Team
David Buntt, MD, MBA | VP of Interview Coaching and Career Services
Dr. Buntt studied medicine at Hebrew University, where he was a member of the school’s admissions committee. He concluded his medical training at Hadas Medical Center and matriculated to the UCLA business school, where he received his MBA. Dr. Buntt subsequently worked as Head of Admissions for the S. California College of Osteopathic Medicine, a planned new Osteopathic medical school in Palmdale, California, currently pursuing an accreditation in California. After joining Interview SOS in 2011, Dr. Buntt has helped hundreds of clients apply to medical schools, residency programs, nursing schools, and other educational programs for healthcare professionals by assisting them with interview preparation.
Matt Hatway | Senior Manager of Interview Coaching and Career Services
Matt received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. Before working at Interview SOS, Matt was the Director of Human Resources for a Bay Area nonprofit, where he recruited, interviewed, and hired talent from top colleges and universities. Matt is writing a book on Human Resource Management for nonprofits. Matt enjoys running, surfing, and spending time with his dog Ryder.
Joseph Vijay Ingam, CFA, MBA | Head Interview Coach
Vijay is an experienced nterview coach, and admissions consultant. He helped to found Interview SOS after being disappointed with the interview skills of most applicants, even those from top-ranked business schools. While working in the Admissions Office and Career Management Center at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Vijay was highly recognized for the excellent job interview coaching and resume writing services that he provided to the students. Prior to that, Vijay spent four years as a diversity recruiter and interviewer for the prestigious Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Career Program, helping place thousands of underprivileged minority students at Ivy League colleges and in positions in top Wall Street firms. Vijay is also a frequent speaker, seminar presenter, and workshop teacher of college and graduate school admissions, resume writing, and interview preparation. Vijay’s further professional credentials include:
- Bachelors in Economics from the University of Chicago
- MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management
- National Merit Scholar
- MD Candidate St. Louis University School of Medicine
- CFA charterholder
10 years of professional work experience at top corporations:
- US Bank & Citibank
- McGraw-Hill Companies
- State Street Corporation
- Bain Capital-owned Guitar Center (hiring manager)
Interviewed at 12 allopathic American medical schools, including:
- Columbia University
- Washington University
- the University of Pennsylvania
- Case Western Reserve University
Patti Kim | Lead Interview Coach
Patti has been helping students to prepare for admissions interviews for college and graduate schools since 2009. Prior to becoming a college interview coach, she worked as a copywriter in a Los Angeles-based advertising agency where she wrote marketing collaterals, advertising copy, and sales pitches. As a lifelong writer, Patti enjoys collecting old books and studying literature. Patti received her BA in English Literature from Claremont McKenna College, where she worked at the Admissions Office and served as an alumni admissions interviewer.
Peter Glasser | Senior Manager of Admissions Interview Coaching Services
Peter’s area of expertise is admissions interview coaching, with a special focus on helping clients get into top Ivy League Schools. Peter worked in the admissions office at Harvard College and served as an alumni interviewer too. Peter’s experience in the career field started in 2011 as an executive recruiter. He has a passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and received his BA at Harvard and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Interview SOS does not outsource career or admissions services to inexperienced subcontractors from overseas. All our work is carried out by experienced professionals based in Los Angeles.