I hope you had a great weekend. I had an one-hour phone interview with Eastman Chemical Company yesterday. I was a little nervous in the first few minutes but I calmed myself down. Overall, I feel everything was going well except for one question.
After I briefly went through my education, I was asked
why did you want to get a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry after you earned an M.B.A.?
My answer was that I believe that an M.B.A. plus a Ph.D. in Chemistry will prepare me for a career as a “lead-analyst/researcher” in today’s business world.
After hearing my answer, Dr. S (interviewer) switched the conversation to my experience with GC-MS.
Do you think my answer is OK? or there is a better way to reply? I am pretty sure I would encounter same question again.