Not as much a question but more per title and want to warn other people. Attended their SOAR summer program for advanced degree candidates which guaranteed a final round interview. Out of 20 attendees that interviewed, only 1 person got an offer who happened to be the only White male in the group (also British and speaks with a British accent, not sure how much that factored in. Most of the group was Chinese/ Indian). Might as well have told all the applicants that they plan on freezing hiring and saved us two days instead of pretending that you're still hiring by giving one token offer out of twenty.
Future advanced degree applicants, be wary if they do open full-time hire. Might be the same BS as their summer program