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Updated Nov 19, 2014
Updated Nov 19, 2014
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Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

I just got the email and interview in person. I just showed my published data. the boss looks he likes that. end of interview, I asked the result whether I got that position or not, he answered directly, probably ok

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Accepted Offer

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with 8 different Professors. We mostly discussed their research plans, and very little information was forthcoming from most Professors on the role they expected of me.

    Negotiation Details
    Not much scope to negotiate. I was sent a letter after the interview process by the graduate office, stating the details of my employment - I was offered a TA position for the first 2 semesters, contingent on joining a certain Professor. I was told that once I clear my area exams, my stipend would go up by $100 per month from the following semester.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Found my adviser through the department and I contacted him prior to a graduate student visitation. Met with my adviser for an initial interview about my research interests and was offered a position in his group.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview Details

    I did not have an interview, just applied and got admission. It was quite easy since I had an external fellowship

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There is no interview. I just submit my graduate school application. And a few month later, I received an offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    • Life is a little bit boring there. And the restaurants around campus are really bad.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with my current adviser and we basically went through all the projects listed on my CV.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Purdue University in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very informal was my experience. I asked for a job and I got a job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None. At the time it was more than I felt I deserved.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Purdue University in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    My "interview" was very informal. Once I was accepted to the graduate school, a professor saw my application and contacted me because he had a research position opening. We discussed my interests and abilities over the phone briefly (though he already knew these because he had my graduate application) and then he described his research. He offered me the position at the end of our hour long conversation. I accepted the position about 1 week later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked him for slightly more money and he agreed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Purdue University in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    The Interview was directly conducted by a panel of two graduate students and a professor, it was almost entirely technical with a few questions about research interests and future plans. Special emphasis on problem solving skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time. Previous projects were the highlight of the interview, please remember that you should mention all previous projects not just the ones you think are important.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the advantages/ disadvantages of using a non standard software such as Minitab to conduct statistical analysis.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Purdue University in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing is informal. Mostly the hiring is based on the research performance and the potential to do further research.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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