Interviewing as a Graduate Student

The information presented in Step 7 of the Student Guide to Employment applies to all job candidates regardless of their degree level.  However, for job candidates with a PhD, the questioning will be focused on research and/or teaching accomplishments rather than the application of engineering principles, and a presentation by the candidate is often part of the interview process.  The remainder of this material is most applicable to those with PhDs.

In the candidate screening process the recruiter or selection committee has determined that the candidate that will be interviewed has the required qualifications, so the interview process largely focuses on “fit” for the position.

Interviewing as Grad Student.fw

Research Potential
Teaching Potential
Collegiality