Duke University Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2014
Updated Jul 17, 2014
46 Interview Reviews

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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duke University.

    Interview Details

    Duke PhD recruiting is different from other graduate programs. Doesn't matter how qualified you are, they match you with a professor... if there's no match, you won't get in. If you get the interview (campus visit), you're basically already in.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Duke University.

    Interview Details

    Got to konw the opeening from a professor, who circulated my resume to the professor directly. Then a phone call and two following interview. Apresentation about my previous research was given to show my research capability. Questions from 15 audiences (including scholors and students) were answered and evluated.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Duke University.

    Interview Details

    Technique questions, how long you wanna to work?

    Interview Questions
    • Some technique questinons in details, like what is cross linker   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I submitted the application through Duke website. I was required to submit, undergrad transcripts, Statement of purpose, and 3 Letter of Recommendations. After few days, I was asked for a suitable time for skype interview, which was scheduled for about 1 hour.
    Question:
    1. Tell me about your experience during your internship.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Tell me about your experience during your internship.
      2. Why do you want to do a PhD?
      3. Why the related field?
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had a serendipitous introduction that led to an off-handed mention of a job opening. I followed up on that lead and never really had a formal interview. I was lucky.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Duke University.

    Interview Details

    Everything is decided by the PI, not the committee because of the culture. First will be contacting the PI with emails, after you will have a personal meeting with the PI. If the background matches, you will get the oral admission in the same day. The official admission will arrive in a couple of months.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Campus Sustainability Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application and in -person interview with Director of Environmental Sustainability

    Interview Questions
    • Describe climate change to a fourth grade student in three sentences   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Director International Projects Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied the job from posting. first round of on-site met with direct supervisors and other people who would work with the candidate. Second round on-site met with other people in the school.

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Duke University in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Talked to a professor and asked for TA, since I got a great grade in his class, he recommended me to another professor to be the TA. The hiring process took a month and a half, which is ridiculous. But after that I can fill in online timecard which is very convenient.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Camp Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Duke University.

    Interview Details

    Word of mouth opportunity, but able to contact the WBB program to inquire about future camps. No traditional interview here. Wanted to know about collegiate playing experience, volunteer work, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. This was a "contract" type job for the duration of the summer camp.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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