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Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant

Interviewed at Duke University

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 Question – 1. Tell me about your experience during your internship.
2. Why do you want to do a PhD?
3. Why the related field?
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Neutral Experience

Graduate Student Interview

Graduate Student

I applied online and 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 Question – It depends on the faculty member...   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

I applied in-person and 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 Question – Everything is about your research.   Answer Question


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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

I applied online and 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 Question – Some technique questions   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

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

Interview Details – Technique questions, how long you wanna to work?

Interview Question – Some technique questinons in details, like what is cross linker   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Postdoctoral Associate Interview

Postdoctoral Associate

Interviewed at Duke University

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

Neutral Experience

Campus Sustainability Fellow Interview

Campus Sustainability Fellow

Interviewed at Duke University

Interview Details – Application and in -person interview with Director of Environmental Sustainability

Interview Question – Describe climate change to a fourth grade student in three sentences   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Director International Projects Interview

Director International Projects

Interviewed at Duke University

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

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Personal Trainer Interview

Personal Trainer
Durham, NC

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Duke University in August 2009.

Interview Details – Phone Interview Covered your background and experience, reference checks, and behavioral questions.

i.e. "Tell me about a time where you had to step up into a leadership role, and provide actions to support your answer"

or "Tell me a time where you had to solve a problem and what were your actions?"

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to initiate leadership and what was the end result?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. It was a basic campus job.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Librarian Interview

Librarian

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Duke University in October 2008.

Interview Details – It was great, circ desk is the best job on campus.

Interview Question – Are you reliable and can you manage to not lose books as they pass through your possesion?   View Answer

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