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I am an international student and have a telephone interview with a potential advisor from a top school tomorrow.

Any idea what this means? What are my chances of being accepted?

I am totally stressed out.

Your chances are definetely higher than if you weren't interviewed. Interview is a good sign!

Don't strees, better prepare yourself by thinking how you would tell concisely about yourself and your research and why did you choose this school. AND be ready to ask the interviewer questions about the school. This is your chance to know more about it and him/her!

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Your chances are definetely higher than if you weren't interviewed. Interview is a good sign!

Don't strees, better prepare yourself by thinking how you would tell concisely about yourself and your research and why did you choose this school. AND be ready to ask the interviewer questions about the school. This is your chance to know more about it and him/her!

Thanks Strangefox.I had my interview yesterday.Any idea what percentage of those called for interview get selected?

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Thanks Strangefox.I had my interview yesterday.Any idea what percentage of those called for interview get selected?

Hi epidemic,

Can you share what did he ask you during the interview? Im stressing over my interviews as well.. Are interviews some kind of "knowlege tests" where the interviewer ask hard questions or ask you to proof something or are these some kind of "sanity checks" for their prospective students?

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I had an informal phone interview as part of the phone call in which I was invited to a department's in-person interview weekend. My POI confirmed that I was still interested in the things I said I was interested in my SOP, wanted to discuss my past research, and then asked me questions about what was a bit unique: particularly my changing of fields -> why I had done it, what my perspective was as someone versed in both fields, how comfortable I am with my newer field. The POI finished up by asking if I had any questions, at which point I froze (I'll get most of the answers to my questions at the interview weekend! What to ask that isn't a stupid question at this point?!) but recovered by asking about what is new and ongoing in their lab. Overall, there was no knowledge quizzing. I feel like the main thing is confirming that you are the person that is implied by your application. As long as that is the case, you should be fine. I guess there is the possibility that there will be other types of interviews out there, but I hope that yours is as comfortable a conversation as this was!

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Hi epidemic,

Can you share what did he ask you during the interview? Im stressing over my interviews as well.. Are interviews some kind of "knowlege tests" where the interviewer ask hard questions or ask you to proof something or are these some kind of "sanity checks" for their prospective students?

Hi,I have shared in another thread but will repeat it for you.

The interviewer was very friendly but I had difficulty understanding her accent. I just about made out what the question was.:rolleyes:

I was asked why I want to do PhD,why in this subject,why in that School,what I hoped to be when I graduate and why they should take me.

No subject questions.

All the best ! Be cool - you will sound better.

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