MIT Graduate Student Researcher Interview Questions

Updated Mar 4, 2015
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Graduate Student Researcher Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at MIT.

Interview

interview process was fairly straightforward. Met with several different professors who asked about previous research experience as well as research interests and goals. Not very behavioral. Just a summary of previous experiences.

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at MIT.

    Interview

    Submitted application, was invited to an interview weekend, spoke with professors and graduate students, all of whom evaluated me (including, yes the graduate students, even during social situations). Acceptance email was delivered within a week of interview weekend. Most applicants were accepted, with a few exceptions, mainly due to inappropriate behavior during social situations.

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA).

    Interview

    - Initial contact per Email (included resume, previous work experience, etc.)
    - three recommendation letters were necessary
    - followed by a Skype interview
    - after that personal invitation for an interview
    - The interview was relaxed and easy going. Mostly talking about former work experience and how this matches with the group. Evaluation of possible projects. No in depth scientific questions.

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    • I am getting 8 applications each day. Why should I hire you over the other applicants?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Teaching obligations are negotiable.

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Wrote an email with my cv; then skype interview about what they're doing and what I'm going to do there; had to provide 3 references that were checked; got applied after references were spoken to

    Interview Questions

    • I knew one person there that was interviewed before; I told him that I could conduct some research on a different university. He obviously told them about it, so they asked me what I would do there and why I would prefer to work here.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate

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