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Purdue University Interview Questions

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1.  

    TA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Easy interview basic questions understanding of subject
    communication skills tested and ability to listen and understand
    English screening test required
    Testing your ability to teach communicate understand write and read
    Easy interview basic questions understanding of subject
    communication skills tested and ability to listen and understand
    English screening test required
    Testing your ability to teach communicate understand write and read

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview

    reached out by emailing the professor who is responsible for teaching that particular class
    The professor knew had I already taken the class previously, he refreshed me about the duties of the
    job, and the interview was based pretty much on my performance on in the class and behavioral questions

    responsibilities before hand. Once

    Interview Questions

    • how would you manage answering questions asked by multiple students at the same time?   1 Answer

  3.  

    Student Worker Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Purdue University (Lafayette, IN).

    Interview

    Behavioral based interview questions, fairly simple. Most positions here require little to no experience in the field. Initial interview starts with business operations position, then moves to a panel of workers.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you encountered an issue working in a group and what did you do to solve it?   Answer Question

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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Purdue University (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Skype Interview. Talk about your research work and listen to interviewer's introduction of the research of Purdue University. The interviewer asked details in your work. Involve some concept explanation.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Purdue University in September 2016.

    Interview

    Very casual and comfortable Skype interview. Did not exceed 30 minutes. Primarily went over functions of jobs and my background. Interviewer answered my questions in great detail. Described the town and what to expect as far as living in the area.

    Interview Questions


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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.

    Interview Questions


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    Accounting Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in June 2016.

    Interview

    At first ,you have to submit your profile. Then, they will go through it. If they like it, they will call you for an interview Interview might last for 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Why we will choose you for the job   1 Answer

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    Administravive Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview

    Each department has their own process. It usually begins with a phone interview and then a formal interview with several people followed with a follow up after the process is complete.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you able to voice an unpopular opinion?   1 Answer

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    Instructor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN).

    Interview

    I sent my CV and cover letter to the person in charge, without knowing if there was a position available. I had the opportunity to meet this person and talk about my previous teaching experience. It was a one-on-one conversation in which we talked about my previous experiences teaching studetns from a similar course and involvement. I also described how I have supervised other professionals and students that worked for me in the past.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you had experience with big classrooms (more than 100 students)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation, but a standard contract that apply to all the graduate students .


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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied by sending all the documents to the head of the search committee (CV, cover letter research and teaching statements). After a month I was contacted by the head of the committee and wet through brief phone interview. The interview took about 30 mins and the purpose was to explain the position better (although it is not common for the SHS to do phone pre-interviews). The opening was originally for tenured position, however the head liked my resume so wanted to consider to expand the position for tenure-track as well. In next three weeks I got an invitation for on-site interview. The on-site took 2+ days. Started with dinner with the head of the search committee, the next day breakfast with other staff, followed by number of 1 to 1 30-minute interviews and 50 talk. In the evening dinner with the head of the department. The last day breakfast and more interviews including tour and meeting the students and the dean. Overall very exhausting, but very nice people. Never felt being interviewed. Very nice talks with the faculty members. My impression was that they tried to see if I would fit well with other members and how would possible collaboration would go. Very friendly atmosphere. Only 3 candidates were selected for on-site interviews.
    Another candidate has been selected for the position and unfortunately, they didn't tell me that so had to reach back and ask twice how is the process going.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your plans for grant proposal? (more detailed plan, where to propose, what types of grant etc)   1 Answer

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