Boston University Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Program Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews. First was with HR and one hiring manager with basic job interview questions. Second interview was with three senior staff and had more behavioral and industry specific questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the three biggest challenges in higher education today?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offered me what I stated my current salary was and negotiated for slightly more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Program Manager CSC Interview

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    Interview Details

    I have always had positive interview experiences for student positions at Boston University. The CSC office is no different. The Director and Asst. Director as well as students in the interview make you feel welcome and like you are worth their time. This immediately put me at ease and allowed me to focus on crafting my responses instead of my nerves. Further, they find places to relate to you.

    Interview Questions
    • They always try to put people at ease by asking them something like what song describes you or who would play you in a movie. This isn't something I generally think about so I just said the first thing that popped into my head, which probably didn't make any sense.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Financial Aid Advisor Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    one interview with management. second with hr. very nice people. seems like a great culture to work in. asked relevant work experience questions. focus on award processing. the position seemed to have a great work/life balance. second interview with hr. this was negotiation of salary and find out more about benefits and agreement before offer can be made

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    Reasons for Declining

    for better paying position

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    PhD Student Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    General PhD applications with most of the details on the department webpage.
    There are two streams: Post-Bachelor and Post-Master. PB is generally five years for ECE department, while PM is usually 4.
    Online application requires personal statement of purpose, reference letters from previous professors, GRE General Test, (English exams if your first language is not English, and in some cases can be waived), Transcripts, and other supplementary materials.
    It is also help to contact professors you are interested to work with.

    Interview Questions
    • Personal Statement should address issues including research interests. It is not a detailed research proposal, but one has to demonstrate genuine research interest, possibly via showcasing past experiences in relevant fields (study, project or internship).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Doctoral Candidate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    Traditional graduate school application process

    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Boston University in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Just met with PI to go through resume. Just reviewed the positions and job requirements. Overall, this was not a stressful process. I recommend this job to all students at BU. Be ready to discuss details on resume and previous experience. Also, will have to work on assigned projects. Many students work in the lab which is a benefit for younger students looking for mentors.

    Negotiation Details
    Was not able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No interview needed. Just talk with the professors here to see if they have open positions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    I sent an email to my professor and asked him if he could take me as a teaching assistant during the coming summer session. then he accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • there is no really an interview process since he had known me very well throughout the semester   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

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    Interview Details

    A 30 minutes chat with the professor. Talks about yourself, your strength and why would you like this job. Nothing technical. the professor would tell you about the responsibilities and his or her expectation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Office Manager Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview Details

    There were three interviews: one over the phone and two in person.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not difficult, but the process was rather long.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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