Good morning. I am glad to be here for this interview. First let me introduce
myself. My name is ***, 24. I come from ******,the capital of *******Province. I graduated from the ******* department of *****University in July ,2001.In the past two years I have been prepareing for the postgraduate examination while I have been teaching *****in NO.****middle School and I was a head-teacher of a class in junior grade two.Now all my hard work has got a result since I have a chance to be interview by you .
I am open-minded ,quick in thought and very fond of history.In my spare time,I have broad interests like many other youngers.I like reading books, especially those about *******.Frequently I exchange with other people by making comments in the forum on line.In addition ,during my college years,I was once a Net-bar technician.So, I have a comparative good command of network application.I am able to operate the computer well.I am skillful in searching for information in Internet.I am a football fan for years.Italian team is my favorite.Anyway,I feel great pity for our country’s team.
I always believe that one will easily lag behind unless he keeps on learning .Of course, if I am given a chance to study ****** in this famous University,I will stare no effort to master a good command of advance ******.
2.考研原因 (reasons for my choice)
There are several reasons.
I have been deeply impressed by the academic atmosphere when I came here last summer. In my opinion, as one of the most famous ******in our country, it provide people with enough room to get further enrichment . This is the first reason.
The second one is I am long for doing research in ******throughout my life. Its a pleasure to be with my favorite ******for lifetime. I suppose this is the most important factor in my decision.
Thirdly, I learnt a lot from my *****job during the past two years. However, I think further study is still urgent for me to realize self-value. Life is precious. It is necessary to seize any chance for self-development, especially in this competitive modern world.
In a word, I am looking forward to making a solid foundation for future profession after two years study here.
3.研究生期间你的计划 (plans in the postgraduate study)
First, I hope I can form systematic view of *****. As for ******, my express wish is to get a complete comprehension of the formation and development as well as **************. If possible, I will go on with my study for doctorate degree.
In a word, I am looking forward to making a solid foundation for future profession after two years study here.
4 .介绍你的家乡(about hometown)
I am from , a famous city with a long history over 2,200 years. It is called “Rong Cheng ” because there were lots of banians even 900 years ago. The city lies in the eastern part of the province. It is the center of politics, economy and culture. Many celebrities were born here, for instance, Yanfu, Xie Bingxin, Lin Zexu and so on . . You know, there is a saying that “The greatness of a man lends a glory to a place”. I think the city really deserves it. The top three artware are Shoushan Stone, cattle-horn combs and bodiless lacquerware. In addition, it is famous for the hot springs. Theyare known for high-quality. Visitors athome and abroad feel it comfortable bathing here.There is my beloved hometown.
There are four members in my family; my parents, my cute cat of 9 years old and
me. My father is a technician in the Fujian TV station. He often goes out on b
usiness. So most of the housework is done by my industrious mom. Climbing at weekends is our common interest. The fresh air and natural beauty can help us get rid of tiredness. They can strengthen our relation, too.During my prepareing for coming here,my parents’love and support have always been my power.and I hope in future I wil be able to repay them.
**********University is the oldest one in the province. It was founded in *******and covers an area of over******* mu. The building area is ************square meters. It develops into a comprehensive university with efforts of generations, especially after the reform and opening up. It takes the lead among the *********universities with nice teaching and scientific research ability. The library has a storage of *******books. . various research institutes are set up including 52 research centers. There are teaching research experimental bases. For example, the computer center, analyzing-test center, modern education technical center and so on.
Q： Can you sell yourself in two minutes？ Go for it. （你能在两分钟內自我推荐吗？大胆试试吧！）
A： With my qualifications and experience, I feel I am hardworking, responsible and diligent in any project I undertake. Your organization could benefit from my analytical and interpersonal skills.(依我的资格和经验，我觉得我对所从事的每一个项目都很努力、负责、勤勉。我的分析能力和与人相处的技巧，对贵单位必有价值。)
Q：Give me a summary of your current job description. (对你目前的工作，能否做个概括的说明。)
A：I have been working as a computer programmer for five years. To be specific, I do system analysis, trouble shooting and provide software support. (我干了五年的电脑程序员。具体地说，我做系统分析，解决问题以及软件供应方面的支持。）
Q：Why did you leave your last job？(你为什么离职呢？)
A： Well, I am hoping to get an offer of a better position. If opportunity knocks, I will take it.（我希望能获得一份更好的工作，如果机会来临，我会抓住。）
A：I feel I have reached the "glass ceiling" in my current job. / I feel there is no opportunity for advancement. （我觉得目前的工作，已经达到顶峰，即沒有升迁机会。)
Q：How do you rate yourself as a professional？(你如何评估自己是位专业人员呢？)
A： With my strong academic background, I am capable and competent. (凭借我良好的学术背景，我可以胜任自己的工作，而且我认为自己很有竞争力。）
A：With my teaching experience, I am confident that I can relate to students very well. (依我的教学经验，我相信能与学生相处的很好。)
Q： What contribution did you make to your current (previous) organization？(你对目前/从前的工作单位有何贡献？)
A： I have finished three new projects, and I am sure I can apply my experience to this position. (我已经完成三个新项目，我相信我能将我的经验用在这份工作上。)
Q：What do you think you are worth to us？(你怎么认为你对我们有价值呢？)
A：I feel I can make some positive contributions to your company in the future. (我觉得我对贵公司能做些积极性的贡献。)
Q：What make you think you would be a success in this position？ (你如何知道你能胜任这份工作？）
A：My graduate school training combined with my internship should qualify me for this particular job. I am sure I will be successful. (我在研究所的训练，加上实习工作，使我适合这份工作。我相信我能成功。)
Q：Are you a multi-tasked individual？(你是一位可以同时承担数项工作的人吗？) or
Do you work well under stress or pressure？(你能承受工作上的压力吗?)
A：Yes, I think so.
A：The trait is needed in my current（or previous) position and I know I can handle it well. (这种特点就是我目前（先前）工作所需要的，我知道我能应付自如。)
Q：What provide you with a sense of accomplishment. （什么会让你有成就感？）
A：Doing my best job for your company. (为贵公司竭力效劳。)
A：Finishing a project to the best of my ability. (尽我所能，完成一个项目。)
Q：If you had a lot of money to donate, where would you donate it to？Why？(假如你有很多钱可以捐赠，你会捐给什么单位？为什么？)
A：I would donate it to the medical research because I want to do something to help others. (我会捐给医药研究，因为我要为他人做点事。)
A：I prefer to donate it to educational institutions. (我乐意捐给教育机构。)
Q：What is most important in your life right now？(眼下你生活中最重要的是什么？)
A：To get a job in my field is most important to me. (对我来说，能在这个领域找到工作是最重要的。)
A：To secure employment hopefully with your company. (希望能在贵公司任职对我来说最重要。)
Q：What current issues concern you the most？(目前什么事是你最关心的？)
A：The general state of our economy and the impact of China' entry to WTO on our industry. (目前中国经济的总体情況以及中国入世对我们行业的影响。)
Q： How long would you like to stay with this company？(你会在本公司服务多久呢？)
A： I will stay as long as I can continue to learn and to grow in my field. (只要我能在我的行业力继续学习和长进，我就会留在这里。)
Q：Could you project what you would like to be doing five years from now？(你能预料五年后你会做什么吗？)
A：As I have some administrative experience in my last job, I may use my organizational and planning skills in the future.
A：I hope to demonstrate my ability and talents in my field adequately. (我希望能充分展示我在这个行业的能力和智慧。)
A：Perhaps, an opportunity at a management position would be exciting.（也许有机会，我将会从事管理工作。）
It would be premature for me to predict this. （现在对此问题的预测，尚嫌过早。）
Hypothetically speaking, I might be able to do your current job as a director.（或 CEO 或 president）((说不定，我也能做你现在主任的工作呢！)
Q： What range of pay-scale are you interested in？(你喜欢那一种薪水层次标准？)
A： Money is important, but the responsibility that goes along with this job is what interests me the most. (薪水固然重要，但这工作伴随而来的责任更吸引我。)
To be frank and open with you, I like this job, but I have a family to support. (坦白地说，我喜欢这份工作，不过我必须要负担我的家庭。)
Q：What is your strongest trait(s)？(你个性上最大的特点是什么？)
A：Helpfulness and caring.（乐于助人和关心他人。）
A：Adaptability and sense of humor.（适应能力和幽默感。）
A：Cheerfulness and friendliness.（乐观和友爱。）
Q： How would your friends or colleagues describe you？（你的朋友或同事怎样形容你？）
A： (pause a few seconds) (稍等几秒钟再答，表示慎重考虑。)
They say Mr. Chen is an honest, hardworking and responsible man who deeply cares for his family and friends. (他们说陈先生是位诚实、工作努力，负责任的人，他对家庭和朋友都很关心。)
A：They say Mr. Chen is a friendly, sensitive, caring and determined person. (他们说陈先生是位很友好、敏感、关心他人和有决心的人。)
Q：What personality traits do you admire？(你欣赏哪种性格的人？)
A： (I admire a person who is）honest, flexible and easy-going. (诚实、不死板而且容易相处的人。)
A： (I like) people who possess the "can do" spirit. (有"实际行动"的人。)
Q：What leadership qualities did you develop as an administrative personnel？(作为行政人员，你有什么样的领导才能？)
A：I feel that learning how to motivate people and to work together as a team will be the major goal of my leadership. (我觉得学习如何把人们的积极性调动起来，以及如何配合协同的团队精神，是我行政工作的主要目标。)
A：I have refined my management style by using an open-door policy. (我以开放式的政策，改进我的行政管理方式。)
Q：How do you normally handle criticism？(你通常如何处理別人的批评？)
A：Silence is golden. Just don't say anything; otherwise the situation could become worse. I do, however, accept constructive criticism. (沈默是金。不必说什么，否则情况更糟，不过我会接受建设性的批评。)
A：When we cool off, we will discuss it later. (我会等大家冷靜下来再讨论。)
Q： What do you find frustrating in a work situation？(在工作中，什么事令你不高兴？)
A： Sometimes, the narrow-minded people make me frustrated. (胸襟狭窄的人，有时使我泄气。)
A：Minds that are not receptive to new ideas. (不能接受新思想的那些取。)
Q：How do you handle your conflict with your colleagues in your work? (你如何处理与同事在工作中的意见不和？)
A：I will try to present my ideas in a more clear and civilized manner in order to get my points across. (我要以更清楚文明的方式，提出我的看法，使对方了解我的观点。)
Q：How do you handle your failure？(你怎样对待自己的失敗？)
A： None of us was born "perfect". I am sure I will be given a second chance to correct my mistake. （我们大家生来都不是十全十美的，我相信我有第二个机会改正我的错误。）
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, and my overall GPA(89.5/100) ranked No.1 among 113 students. In 1999, I got the privilege to enter the graduate program waived of the admission test. I selected the Shanghai Jiao Tong University to continue my study for its best reputation on Combinatorial Optimization and Network Scheduling where my research interest lies.
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. In 1997, I participated in simulation tool development for the scheduling system in Prof. Wang’s lab. 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. In 1998, 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 1999, I joined the distinguished Professor Yu-Geng Xi's research group aiming at Network flow problem solving and Heuristic algorithm research. Soon I was engaged in the FuDan Gene Database Design. My duty was to pick up the useful information among different kinds of gene matching format. Through the comparison and analysis for many heuristic algorithms, I introduced an improved evolutionary algorithm -- Multi-population Genetic Algorithm. By dividing a whole population into several sub-populations, this improved algorithm can effectively prevent GA from local convergence and promote various evolutionary orientations. It proved more efficiently than SGA in experiments, too. In the second semester, I joined the workshop-scheduling research in Shanghai Heavy Duty Tyre plant. The scheduling was designed for the rubber-making process that covered not only discrete but also continuous circumstances. To make a balance point between optimization quality and time cost, I proposed a Dynamic Layered Scheduling method based on hybrid Petri Nets. The practical application showed that the average makespan was shortened by a large scale. I also publicized two papers in core journals with this idea. Recently, I am doing research in the Composite Predict of the Electrical Power system assisted with the technology of Data Mining for Bao Steel. I try to combine the Decision Tree with Receding Optimization to provide a new solution for the Composite Predictive Problem. This project is now under construction.
Besides, In July 2000, I got the opportunity to give a lecture in English in Asia Control Conference (ASCC) which is one of the top-level conferences among the world in the area of control and automation. In my senior year, I met Prof. Xiao-Song Lin, a visiting professor of mathematics from University of California-Riverside, I learned graph theory from him for my network research. These experiences all rapidly expanded my knowledge of English and the understanding of western culture.
I hope to study in depth
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.
Please give my application materials a serious consideration. Thank you very much.