Fulbright Pakistan Interview Experience # 4 – 2014
Here is an interview experience of an electrical engineering applicant for Fulbright Scholarship Pakistan 2014. Here it is in his own words:
Some Statistics for 2014 Fulbright Scholarship Program:
# of Applicants for Fulbright in 2014
# of Applicants called in for an Interview
# of Scholarships
Depends on the funding
Undergraduate: Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
“Hey Guys, Asalam-O-Alaikum!
I also had the opportunity of giving the Fulbright interview on 29th August 2013. Well the panel I faced had 2 Americans and 2 Pakistani Fulbright alumni. I am Gold Medalist of my undergraduate course and have a CGPA of 3.89. I have over 1 year of work experience plus a bunch of extra and co-curricular activities.
My area of interest is Aerial Autonomous Robots and the first question that the Americans threw at me was “Drones? You want to work on drones?”
This made me and the whole panel laugh out loud. This question removed all of my anxiety and i felt at peace and very comfortable. I gave a prompt and confident reply and the American nodded in acknowledgement.
I felt really proud of myself for getting such a positive response from the panel and the rest of the interview went smoothly. My GRE scores were not that high like I mentioned in my profile above so the Pakistani guys asked me if I am flexible in studying at any university.
Overall it was one of the most learning experiences I ever had in my life and yes I know that engineers are a minority at Fulbright interviews especially electrical engineers. But don’t lose hope guys and don’t be demotivated.
Treat them like they treat you. Don’t think they are here to select you. Think of it as you are there to check whether these guys are suitable for you or not! Good Luck!”