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Icon 2 posted January 06, 2006 18:24            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hi all, I'm new here *waves*

Just went to a Cornell interview this evening, and well...didn't go so hot.
My interviewer started off by announcing the fact that he was very egotistical, then proceeded to list his accomplishments. Okay, so he bored me to tears, but not so bad, right? right. Anyways he starts talking about Cornell and engineering, comparing Cornell engineers to MIT engineers:
"yeah, MIT kids are bright, but if I had to choose between an MIT/Cornell student, I'd definitely pick the Cornelian, because, well, unlike MIT kids, they just GET THE JOB DONE without thinking about it too much". Then he asked me where else I applied, early and regular decision. My honest answer? "Well, I applied to MIT early action..." DOHHHH. Then he proceeds to bash chemical engineering, saying that he hated chemistry and that no physics engineers could possibly like chemistry. Then he continues by asking "Oh and what's your intended major?" My answer? "Uhh...chemical engineering"

Yeah. Well. Heh. At least I came across as charismatic and charming in general [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted January 06, 2006 18:59      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ouch. Gotta love those interviewers.

We'll be nicer. At least until tomorrow!

Stick around and post a lot (of good stuff).

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Icon 1 posted January 06, 2006 22:46      Profile for zesovietrussian     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
According to the forum front page, you bombed a college, not a college interview.

"Bombing a college..." is what the title shows up as on the front page [evil]

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Icon 1 posted January 06, 2006 22:51      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hehe. And
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Icon 1 posted January 07, 2006 05:30      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You didn't bomb the interview; you just had a bad interviewer. The interview is not about HIM, it's about YOU.
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quote:
Originally posted by Metasquares:
You didn't bomb the interview; you just had a bad interviewer. The interview is not about HIM, it's about YOU.

I concur. He announced that he was egotistical and he proceeded to list off his accomplishments? [thumbsdown]

I've had several interviews, most of them went pretty well. My MIT interview guy was nice, probably the most relaxing interview I've ever been to. I hope your interviewer realizes that he's making Cornell look bad. I certainly wouldn't want to study with people like that. [shake head]

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When you meet people like that, they don't remember (or even listen to your answers to questions). Do you really want to go Cornell after meeting that ass? I would not. There are people like that everywhere, but I find it best to avoid exposure to them.

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