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Updated Nov 25, 2014
Updated Nov 25, 2014
89 Interview Reviews

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No interview

    Negotiation Details
    Received similar offers from multiple universities. Invited for a tour and visiting faculties.
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Director, Alumni Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through MIT's website for a position at the Sloan School of Management. The recruiter contacted me and we set up a day/time for a phone interview. On the day of the interview, I had a private spot scoped out to conduct the call and had all my talking points printed out - I was ready. Then I received a call on my cell, didn't recognize the number, but out of habit, answered it. It was the recruiter calling 1/2 hour early! Needless to say, I was thrown off, but didn't feel as if I could ask her to call back so I went to my spot and proceeded. Basically I was thrown way off my game, didn't stick to my talking points and flubbed the entire interview as a result. Despite this, I still sent a thank you note and follow up email weeks later to inquiry about my status. As you can guess, I was not invited for an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about social media experience, which is a common question. But although I work with the team at my current job who handles social media to manage communications through these channels, the fact that I was not the one who hit the send button was deeemd an unacceptable answer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Master of Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Normal application process with essays and interviews
    Interviews are all fit questions such as why this program? Why you? What's your career goal? Give me an example when you lead a team. Give me an example when you are a team player.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really. What courses/professors you are interested in. Be sure to get familiar with the course name.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Interview Details

    I was first contacted and had a brief phone screen that lasted approximately 20 minutes. They asked me a few basic questions about my interest in the position, my prior experiences, and my salary expectations. I was invited in for an in person interview by email the following week, and I met with the associate director and director of the office I was applying to. Both interviewers were very friendly, and mainly wanted to know what skills I thought would be most valuable and how I believed my previous experience would lend itself to this position.

    Interview Questions
    • What three skills would be more important in this position?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself within the next ten years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at MIT.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview about past projects and future plans

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    no formal interview, just emailed the prof and met him to discuss the research

    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at MIT.

    Interview Details

    just get invitation from the professor

    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    PhD Candidate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at MIT.

    Interview Details

    Applied online using the application portal. This is essentially a standard grad school application.

    Interview Questions
    • Competition between extremely successful candidates makes chances of getting into MIT less likely.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
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    Postdoctoral Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring process was very convenient. The interview was very technical and positive.

    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
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    Undergraduate Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at MIT.

    Interview Details

    Contact the UROP office or look at the UROP office for UROP openings. Directly contact advisors looking for student researchers and arrange a time to meet to learn more about both project and applicant.

    Accepted Offer

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