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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MIT.

    Interview

    The process was challenging. Make sure you know what the research group does and can demonstrate that your prior knowledge will be useful to the group. Be courteous to the Professors and always follow up with an email after your interview to reiterate your interest.

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in May 2020.

    Interview

    Virtual interview for 30 min, including a short presentation, PI was very friendly. Got an email offer after I followed up in the third week.
    I found the position by direct emailing to PI.

    Interview Questions

    • Detailed info about my past projects.
      Research interests.   Answer Question
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Phone call and then on site interview. 1 hour presentation about your previous research and multiple 30 min one on one meetings. The process takes weeks. Then go through HR.

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    MFIN Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    30min Skype interview + 15min quant test.
    all behavior questions. focus a lot on your resume. So be prepared.
    quant test is pretty easy. knowledge of basic linear algebra and probability is enough

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  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Meeting with a professor, postdoc or professors are rather informal. Sometimes there are UROP postings online that give details about what the lab is looking for, but there is definitely merit to approaching professors personally or via email.

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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at MIT (Boston, MA) in November 2019.

    Interview

    Applied online, the interview was conducted in person at a neutral location of my choice.
    The interviewer was responsive to emails and could answer any questions or doubts I had-
    Would recommend!

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MIT (Boston, MA) in October 2019.

    Interview

    Kind interviewer, we had a nice technical discussion. Then advanced questions on algorithms and data structures using a programming language like design a balanced tree, questions on complexity and programming exercises

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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Very easy, meeting with the professor and discussing a bit about the course description and prior experience. It helps if you know the professor beforehand. Values going to prior office hours or engaging in the class.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about main topics from the course, grade obtained in course, prior experience, etc.   Answer Question

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    Program Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in September 2019.

    Interview

    Virtual hour-long interview with 2 people, then a day-long interview with staff and students. Everyone was very kind and easy to talk to. Took 4 weeks to hear back that they had selected someone else.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Submit CV to all potential PI, Some may reply and ask more detail about your bg. If they find a good match, they will either make a skype call or invite you to meet on site (in their office). The meetings are quite different depending on profs. Most people will ask some general questions in their field and ask what your interests are.

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