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Interview Questions

The following are some sample interview questions.
  1. Tell me more about your internship at XYZ company. What challenges did you face?
  2. Describe a leadership role you have assumed.
  3. Tell me about a time when you worked on a team? What was your role and how did the team go about achieving its goal?
  4. Why are you interested in our company/graduate school?
  5. What skills do you possess that will allow you to succeed in a graduate program?
  6. What is your greatest strength? Your biggest weakness?
  7. Describe what you find stressful in a job. How do you handle the stress?
  8. How do you organize and plan for major projects?
  9. What has been your greatest accomplishment?
  10. Describe a recent situation when you had to motivate others.
These are a list of industry-specific and professional/graduate school questions.
The following are some sample questions that you can ask at an interview.
  1. How would you describe the corporate/organizational structure?
  2. Who is the direct supervisor for this position and what is that person’s management style?
  3. What type of training is provided?
  4. How do students get paired for research opportunities in this graduate program?
  5. What are the opportunities you see for the department/company/organization in the next year?

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