Boston University Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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  1.  

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

  2.  

    Secrer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Boston University.

    Interview

    Quick and easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Parents often complain about additional charges- How would you address their concern?   1 Answer
  3.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Boston University in April 2014.

    Interview

    I had two interviews total for this position. I met with several very nice people from the office, which demonstrated to me how nice of an environment the office seemed. The only drawback to this process is how slow they are to get back to you, which is fairly common in higher ed, at least (not sure about other industries). Still waiting to hear back...

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were normal or typical- nothing out of left field.   Answer Question
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Doctoral Candidate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Traditional graduate school application process

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    Resident Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    3 round, 2 group and then one final one on one. they got us to play out a lot of situations to see how we would react to different event happening. then they interviewed individually on why we felt we should get the job

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  8.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Was not able to negotiate.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

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

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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

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