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The most difficult question was, "What do you see yourself doing in 10 years, and how did you get there?"

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I had not ever really thought of what I would be doing, in general, in 10 years. Would I be the plant manager? Would I be at another location? I pondered this for a while, and answered, "I will be working hard for this company, and will have worked toward my goals within the engineering group. I will have also created great work relationships with my fellow employees. With the use of my previous technical/business work experience, my dual-master degree, analytical skills, and my vis a vis skills, I see myself as the Plant Manager of this, or, perhaps another plant/division."

Why do you want to do this? What area of research are you most interested in?

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What do you think of your future?

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Why Penn State?

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Discuss: how the brain processes information.

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Do you use matlab.... what's your background..

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What are your career plans after the PhD.

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The questions are about the students interest in research groups. Such as any specific projects they are interested into and what abilities they have which is making the interested.

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Why is Stanford the perfect school for you? Why not MIT?

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How are humanized mice made?

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