We had the pleasure of interviewing Alessandro Parente, Professor at the Aero-Thermo-Mechanical Department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and frequent member of juries for the FRIA and FNRS fellowships. He talked with us about his experience as a jury member and he gave us some precious tips for students preparing for this type of scholarships.
Continue reading “Succeeding at your scholarship interview:
Advice from Prof. Alessandro Parente”
Voting day, while you head towards the election office, you are left wondering who would best represent your interests. You have read in the programs: “I’ll contribute to this…” or “I’ll improve that…” but nothing specific.
We very often see the same with candidates preparing for an interview: they remain superficial. Continue reading “You want to be selected, be specific”
You plan the interview for a scholarship or the text for a proposal and you make a statement. Unfortunately, you are not sure if it is entirely true. Who never felt like that. I sure did! What do you do as a response? You drop a weasel word to protect yourself from future criticism. Continue reading “Are you specific without being comprehensive?”