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Purdue University Graduate Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Feb 19, 2017
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Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in August 2016.

Interview

Very informal, just met with the professor for about one hour. She told me about the project and I told her about my background and how I could help with the project.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview

    Brief phone conversation over the phone and applied to the school. Asked about past experience and background. The conversation was directly with the advisor. Transcripts, Test scores and other application material needed to be submitted. Then the graduate school evaluated and provided admission. The offer later was generated by the department. Visa letters were generated by ISS office.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview

    Interviewed with a professor (potential academic advisor) about academic interests. Was asked questions on detailed research experience on the resume. Talked about his research labs and equipment. Asked the professor some question that I was interested in.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview

    Email the professor and got a skype interview. Two research faculty and RA students were in charge of it. Some basic technical questions around the resume. Got an offer after two months.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions around Resume. What kind of technical skills do you have (like C++)   Answer Question
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview

    One 10-minutes' one-on-one phone-screen interview mostly talking about casual topics like vacations, foods, etc. No technic questions at all. I guess they just wanted to have a sense of my language and communication skills.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview

    Met with numerous professors to talk about what they research. Then they ask you questions about working in the lab and your past experience in lab as well as getting to know you

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I applied and was awarded an offer through the department I applied to. After the offer, there was a "retreat" weekend where you were flown to Purdue and talked with professors, grad students, staff, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how your research goals fit in with the program.   Answer Question
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Had submitted application for PhD. The professor who interviewed me had already emailed me saying that he was very impressed with my profile, and wanted to have a short conversation to discuss my interests. The interview was more about how interested I was about working in his group, rather than to check if I met his requirements. The interview was satisfying, and I was offered admission and a university fellowship a couple of days later.

    Interview Questions

    • A couple of basic technical questions pertaining to previous research experience   Answer Question
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    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.

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