You applied for bunch of on-campus job and after couple of days you get a call from lab supervisor for a interview.You tell about you,your background and things you do to help him etc..Now the Supervisor asks
Supervisor: When do you plan to graduate?
What do you think you should answer ?
They want students who can stay with them for a long time.If you are Masters and intend to graduate in 2 yrs.You can always say on the higher side.3 yrs. Now he can turn back and ask
Supervisor: why 3 yrs?
Student: My thesis topic requires extensive research and I expect it to take between 2and half to 3 yrs.