Eaton Corporation Core engineering internship interview
Resume Shortlist was done based on top 10 CGPA for the desired role. They had separate shortlists for Mechanical Role (Engineering Design + Mechanical Engineering) and Electrical Role.
- Question 1: Speak about your projects
- Question 2: Why Diesel Engines have higher compression ratio than SI engines
- Question 3: Why did you participate in Choreo Night (extra-curricular)
- Question 4: Would you join Eaton after your graduation
Then unexpectedly , he asked me about why did I dancing in the college ( I mentioned about it in the extra-curricular) which put me in the front seat and the reason impressed him.
Do not stop your flow which gives the interviewer a chance to grill you. Hence, even if you give wrong answers to the questions, at the end of the day, it is the healthy conversation that stays with him.
Give them a reason that you will be staying in the company.
- Question 1: Tell me about yourself and your past
- Question 2: Tell me something that you DO NOT want to do in future
- Question 3: What do you want to do after 5 years?
- Question 4: Tell some recent advancements in the core field and/or current affairs
- Question 5: Why do you want this internship and what were your expectations from this interview?
The interview started off well with discussions about where I lived, about my family and what all places did I visit (I told him I like travelling. Then he moved on to serious questioning.
Since, I am not uncertain about my future, I came out blank for Question 2. I made up an answer then and there itself which didn't impress him. However, upon telling him that I would prefer doing managerial roles in the future, he kept on asking me whether I would pursue MBA or not.
To test my authenticity, he asked me the first part of Question 4. I remained puzzled after hearing this and instead, told him about the current affairs.
As I was about to leave, he asked me the last question, where I told him about what my interests are as of now which I want to pursue later in my career and gave him the reason for my uncertainity in the plans about my future.
The first question is common for all, hence tell him something that is unusual and is only specific for you.
Be EXTREMELY sure about why you are applying for a core industry in the future. Even if you are not, be prepared with why you want to pursue a job in the technical field. If you have a different answer to that, be ready with the counter questions.
It may happen that the interview won't proceed as expected and you may tend to fumble in between. Be confident and honest with your answers and don't change in between.
I was handling Eaton as part of the technical festival of my college.
Hence, my HR interview started like- " No we aren't here to discuss Shaastra ( annual tech fest of IIT Madras)