Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Graduate Student Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at MIT (Boston, MA) in February 2015.
Around 3-4 weeks after submitting the online application, they email you either saying you got the interview or not. If you did, there'll also be a link to the open time slots which you can choose from for the specified date.
In the interview, the interviewer first asks you to walk through your CV then asks followup questions and after these goes to the behavioural questions part. These should be in past tense since they're looking for experiences not made up ideas. After 2-3 of these the interview is finished by your questions. I think you should definitely ask 1 or 2 to look interested. Mine was 40 minutes.
- Tell me about a time where you had a conflict with someone and how you resolved it Answer Question
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Graduate Student InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in April 2009.
I went to MIT for my undergraduate degree, so the application process was fairly straightforward. I emphasized heavily my hands-on research and internship experience, which I thought would be valuable going into experimental research. I did not receive any feedback on my application packet, just an acceptance letter. I was in close contact with faculty in my prospective department throughout the application process.
- There were no particularly difficult questions on the application; it was a straightforward graduate admissions package. Answer Question
There was no negotiation phase. I was awarded a 1-year fellowship as part of the admissions package, which was extremely helpful because I was not awarded a national fellowship (NSF, NDSEG).
Graduate Student InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at MIT.
Focus on job history and detailed experiences
- Why this program why now. Answer Question