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Purdue University Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2017
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I contacted the professor I want to work with. I knew his work very well and he was the reason I came to Purdue. I send him my resume and told him I was very interested in his research. We had a couple email back and forth discussing his research and potential research topic I may be involved in. Then he agreed to hire me as research assistant.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you interested in? What do you know about our work?   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Purdue University in March 2015.

    Interview

    The process was very relaxed compared to some other interviews. Exchanged some pleasantries with the two people interviewing me and then we went through the questions. As long as you had supervisor experience, you were able to answer the questions easily.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you professionally voice yourself if you had an issue with your Supervisor   Answer Question

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    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

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    Programmer Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Submit your resume
    Phone Interview
    Second phone interview
    Face to face interview
    Tour of the workplace
    Offer

    Due to the requirements of equal opportunity employer requirements, every candidate is asked the same questions. So you can expect the questions to be very generic.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a project that you've worked on in the past year that you are most proud of   Answer Question

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    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

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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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    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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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Purdue University in August 2014.

    Interview

    Not too hard. Do well in the course. Express your interest to the instructor and/or department head. Also, make sure that you have good time management and organization skills since teaching assistantship can steal away from your academics during some part of the semester.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be a teaching assistant.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    You start off with a little over minimum wage but with the annual raises, I'd say the salary is good to pay for your living expenses while you study at Purdue.


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    Secretary IV Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) in August 2015.

    Interview

    There was a brief phone interview at first. I came in for a face to face interview with 3 people. They each took turns asking questions. It became more of a discussion. I felt comfortable almost immediately. After I spoke with them, I went to a member of the IT team and had a technical interview about computers and basic software.

    Interview Questions


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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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