I am a third year master major in automation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P. R. China. With tremendous interest in Industrial Engineering, I am writing to apply for acceptance into your Ph.D. graduate program.
In 1995, I entered the Nanjing University of Science & Technology (NUST) -- widely considered one of the China’s best engineering schools. During the following undergraduate study, my academic records kept distinguished among the whole department. I was granted First Class Prize every semester,In 1999, I got the privilege to enter the graduate program waived of the admission test.
At the period of my graduate study, my overall GPA(3.77/4.0) ranked top 5% in the department. In the second semester, I became teacher assistant that is given to talented and matured students only. This year, I won the Acer Scholarship as the one and only candidate in my department, which is the ultimate accolade for distinguished students endowed by my university. Presently, I am preparing my graduation thesis and trying for the honor of
Excellent Graduation Thesis.
Research experience and academic activity
When a sophomore, I joined the Association of AI Enthusiast and began to narrow down my interest for my future research. With the tool of OpenGL and Matlab, I designed a simulation program for transportation scheduling system. It is now widely used by different research groups in NUST. I assumed and fulfilled a sewage analysis & dispose project for Nanjing sewage treatment plant. This was my first practice to convert a laboratory idea to a commercial product.
In retrospect, I find myself standing on a solid basis in both theory and experience, which has prepared me for the Ph.D. program. My future research interests include: Network Scheduling Problem, Heuristic Algorithm research (especially in GA and Neural network), Supply chain network research, Hybrid system performance analysis with Petri nets and Data Mining.
A: Hello, Modern English. Drew here.
B: Hi, buddy, it's Marco.
A: How can I help you today?
B: Well. I am going for an interview tomorrow. Can you give me an idea of what the interviewer will ask?
A: Well, they may ask you to tell them about your educational background and your working background.
B: But they can see my resume. It's all in there.
A: I know, but sometimes interviewers may want to hear you say it. Then, you may be asked for your viewpoint on why you feel you're qualified for the job, give them all your qualifications and how you think they fit with the position you are applying for. Questions like "What sort of experience do you have and what are your goals?" are closely related to this, also.
B: Ok, what else?
A: They may want to know how the company will benefit, with your answers to questions like "What can you offer this company?" and "Why should I hire you?"
B: I see, what about salary?
A: Umm, they may ask you what kind of salary you had in mind, or simply tell you what the company is offering. I think the latter is more likely for a starting position, especially if you have little or no experience. And if they are seriously considering hiring you, they will probably want to know when you would be able to start working. And basically, that's about it.
B: Oh, thanks, Drew, you've helped me a lot.
A: Anytime, bro. Let me know how it works out.
Why do you feel you are qualified for the job? 这句话在面试中经常问到，但它却不好答。要多用一些技巧，尽量把自己的能力表现出来。
What sort of experience do you have? Sort of和kind of一样，表示某种的意思，另外，它还是一个流行的口语，当你表达不清的时侯，用这个词来调整一下。
When would you be able to start working? 通常的回答是ASAP: as soon as possible.