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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op
Houghton, MI

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GE Aviation in March 2011.

Interview Details – I had worked on test equipment in a past co-op and that was really my in on getting an interview. They have a minimum of a 3.0 gpa so be sure your grades are good or you will not be considered. You start out the interview just learning about the the company and how the Houghton UDC works. This lasts about an hour. Then there is a technical part of your interview where they have you do circuit problems, op-amps, and etc. (This is for EE's don't know what it is like for ME's) Make sure you are prepared for that. If you don't know just tell them as much as you can about the circuit. Study for it like you are going to be taking a test the next day. It is a pretty serious interview compared to other ones I have had. No questions on your personalty or what you do for fun. They get right down to what you know and what experience you have had.

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Negotiation Details – No negotiating. At least I didn't...

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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op
Lynn, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at GE Aviation in April 2007.

Interview Details – The interview was arranged through my university and was held on campus. A number of representatives came from the company and each interviewed people individually. The interviewers were not actually there for their own departments, so the person you interview with is probably not someone you will work with. The interview was not very intense. The interviewer was dressed like they do for work at GE. No suit and tie, just business casual. He seemed more interested in industry experience (or at least understanding) rather than cheerleaders for the company. Standard behavioral-based questions were asked. The whole process was probably about 20 - 25 minutes.

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  • Always a fine line to tread, but "Describe an experience in which you failed, and how did you deal with the situation?"   View Answer
  • I was coming from another aerospace company, so they expected a full explanation as to why I had decided to work for the competition.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – GE, as a rule, does not negotiate at all for any position. Don't bother trying to get them to change salary or anything like that. The co-op job offer was a little strange. You don't interview for a particular position, just a job at the company. If they decide that they like you, they offer you a specific job in a department of their choosing. Take it or leave it.

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Declined Offer

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Engineer Intern/Co-op Interview

Engineer Intern/Co-op

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GE Aviation.

Interview Details – On campus interview for engineering students. 30 minute behavioral interview told they would get back to me in 2 weeks. 3 weeks Later I got a call offering a position and that there was a computer error in why I hadn't received the email with the offer. Nothing too strenuous about the interview.

Interview Question – Explain a time where you organized something.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Haven't responded yet. Still waiting on other another company before I make my decision. I will accept if my other choice does not extend an offer.

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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at GE Aviation in April 2012.

Interview Details – We sat in a room with 2 chairs and a desk. He welcomed me, told me the general 'way' the interview worked, and then we started. He asked easy/simple questions mostly how i acted in certain situations. It was over pretty quickly and he wasn't too intimidating at all.

Interview Question – Risks you have taken.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op

The process took a day - interviewed at GE Aviation in December 2011.

Interview Details – Basic behavioral questions. Although my interviewer spent alot of time answering my questions about what they do, I also emphasized my interest in the aviation industry, and my current skills.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to be creative and what did you do?   Answer Question

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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at GE Aviation in February 2011.

Interview Details – I signed up for an interview with my college co-op office. I met with the interviewer and it took about 45 minutes to complete the interview. Asked behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time....   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The only thing you could negotiate was start date, end date, and travel & living expenses.

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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op

The process took a day - interviewed at GE Aviation in March 2009.

Interview Details – It was strictly behavioral interviewing. Questions consisted of things like: What was your greatest accomplishment, When is a time you had to use your leadership skills, when was a time you had to influence your peers, what was your biggest failure, etc. They want you to reflect on your background no matter what it was, and answer the question. Even if you were a pizza boy it does not matter. Don't be afraid to take your time to answer the question completely. Tell them the situation, what you did, and the outcome. Good luck

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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at GE Aviation in November 2009.

Interview Details – I met recruiters at my school and kept in contact with them throughout the process. I was selected to interview through my University's recruiting system. My one-on-one interview consisted of mainly behavioral and situational questions, followed with additional questions about my resume and background. I was asked whether I wanted to go for a co-op or an internship, what type of experience I was looking for, and location preference.

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  • Give me an example of a complex problem you solved, and how you did it.   Answer Question
  • Give me an example of a time where you had to deal with a team conflict.   Answer Question

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