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Stanford University Graduate Student Interview Questions

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Graduate Student Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Stanford University.

Interview

The interview was a 2-3 day process. It consisted mainly of one-on-one interviews with faculty about their research and my research. Additionally, meals and activities with faculty and grad students were included. A poster session was included as a chance to learn about current research and talk with grad students. There were plenty of opportunities to ask about the school and environment.

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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online in the fall. Graduate program lasts 5 quarters. Questions on undergraduate research completed in previous 4 years. Specific grilling on some aspects of testing set up. Some questions on what is attractive about stanford. Overall very smooth. Be prepared to answer specific questions regarding faculty in the department.

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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    The first communication was a phone call from an HR representative. This was followed by a 1-hour phone interview. The questions asked during the phone interview where very basic computer architecture questions followed by a simple brain teaser. After this, an on-site visitation was arranged where I had eight 1-hour 1:1 interview with the different member of my new team. The questions varied, but mostly I repeated the quick presentation of my graduate research and answered questions related to that. Most of the people where very interested in the answers.

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    • The first communication was a phone call from an HR representative. This was followed by a 1-hour phone interview. The questions asked during the phone interview where very basic computer architecture questions followed by a simple brain teaser. After this, an on-site visitation was arranged where I had eight 1-hour 1:1 interview with the different member of my new team. The questions varied, but mostly I repeated the quick presentation of my graduate research and answered questions related to that. Most of the people where very interested in the answers.   Answer Question
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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    -He asked me to tell him about myself
    -Why do you like computers?
        -I use computers every day, more specifically I use Google everyday whether it is the search engine, Google mail, and the Google App Engine
        -Described Google App Engine/my projects

    Interview Questions

    • -He asked me to tell him about myself
      -Why do you like computers?
          -I use computers every day, more specifically I use Google everyday whether it is the search engine, Google mail, and the Google App Engine
          -Described Google App Engine/my projects  
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    • -Described Google App Engine/my projects
          -He asked me to tell him more about my projects and what aspects of it did I work on?  
      Answer Question

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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Stanford University in December 2010.

    Interview

    i flew out to the university and met with a wide variety of faculty. the interesting thing about being a phd at stanford is they require a faculty to choose you from a pile of names. if the faculty don't wish to go pull your file and then offer you a spot, you don't get a spot.

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