Politecnico di Milano Interview Questions

Updated Jun 4, 2015
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    Waste-to-Energy Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Piacenza (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Politecnico di Milano (Piacenza (Italy)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The first part lasted almost an hour and thirty minutes and I was asked to write summaries of two reports: the first one from Italian to English and the second one vice versa. The second part consists of the proper interview held by three professors of the research group: it started in English and then continue in Italian.
    For this position, it was mandatory the knowledge of at least two languages (Italian and English).

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you applied for this position? (English)   Answer Question
    • I was asked to talk about my Master Thesis and the results that came out. (English)   Answer Question
    • Suppose that an airbus generates 100 MW during the the take-off. Estimate the consumes of kerosene for a Milan - New York flight.   Answer Question
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Politecnico di Milano.

    Interview

    You participate an open examination and you need to answer a call published by the University. Depending on the theme of the call you will be expected to possess some knowledge regarding the topic and to be able to propose a work plan (i.e. a draft of a project of your research)

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions about the nature of the research I was going to carry on.   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milano (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Politecnico di Milano (Milano (Italy)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Public selection process based on CV and academic career (publications)

    Interview Questions

    • All the questions was basically related to deeper understand the personal research activities and background, thus there was not specifically difficult questions   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Monthly salary (but only marginally)

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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milan (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Politecnico di Milano (Milan (Italy)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    You could contact one of the researchers or professors working in your field of interest and ask for a fast interview. Then you just apply for the PhD position you choose (usually in May).
    Your CV will be evaluated and, if needed, a commission will organize a final interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions about your previous academic experience.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milano (Italy)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Politecnico di Milano (Milano (Italy)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview with a first call for language proficiency checking and personality test.
    Then it followed a first skill test call and a second, much more deeper, skill test call. Tests was based on mathematical and programmatic knowledge and abilities.

    Interview Questions

    • How you can optimize for speed this piece of code? (the code was show in a shared document)   1 Answer
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    Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Como (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Politecnico di Milano (Como (Italy)) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Motivation, CVs, diploma

    Interview Questions

    • Course description of the previous degree   1 Answer

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