Stanford University Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    Event Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    They were a bit unorganized, their questions did not sync together so in the beginning I was a bit thrown off. I had someone interview me from a completely different department than what I applied for. Overall I would say it went well, it was the basic list of interview questions that most employers read from.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked the basic questions - Tell me about one of the larges events you put on. Tell me about a time where things didn't go as planned and how you solved it. Explain yourself in three words. Tell me something about yourself that you can improve on. why should we hire you? - it was really the basic questions that all employers ask. They gave me a synopsis of my job description which turned out to be about 15% of what I actually do.   Answer Question
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    Technology Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with a recruiter. It went well and they invited me for an on-campus interview. I met with several administrative managers and professors. All involved were friendly and supportive. The interview process took several hours but was not overwhelming. The hiring committee seemed interested and asked several questions.

    Interview Questions

    • They were really interested in specific ideas about how I could help their program.   Answer Question
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    Development Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    A recruiter at Stanford connected with me about my application. She had me answer a list of questions. I then spoke with the hiring manager over the phone, and she invited me in for a first round interview. I met with current project managers and development coordinators. Shortly thereafter, I was invited for a second round, where I met with the gift officers I would potentially staff.

    Interview Questions

    • What words would your colleagues use to describe you?   1 Answer
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    Special Projects Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).

    Interview

    Heard about the position from an old colleague. Interviewed with the whole team that I would be working with for the position. First in person with the hiring manager, then in person with the manager that the position would be reporting to, then one on one with the 5 other team members. I was contacted over the course of the next several weeks after the University approved the request to hire.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to be hired for this position, what value do you envision yourself adding to this organization?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fairly simple. I was offered an hourly rate based on what had been approved in the budget for the position and I felt hat it was fair based on my external market research, my job duties, and the market rate for admin positions in a university setting at the time.

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    Librarian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Very relaxed with friendly staff. The person who interviewed me was very open to training and welcoming those who have never worked in a library setting. Almost all the applicants are undergraduate students looking to make extra money during the school year. The interview process pretty much guarantees a shift at the library and includes additional training.

    Interview Questions

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    Administrative Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Began with online skills test, then a phone interview. Next, was an in-person interview of a panel of 2. Next was the final, in-person, interview composed of 2, 30 minute interviews, both with a panel of 2. Originally another 30 minute interview with another staff was scheduled but later canceled due to timing conflicts. During these interviews, essays composed of answers to questions was submitted.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral type questions: Describe a time of conflict, How would you describe a good manager, How did you react to conflict from an insubordinate, How do you handle stress, Why do you want to work here, Describe how your prior work experience will benefit this position, How do you stay organized   1 Answer
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    Facilities Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview

    It started with a phone interview with the Director, then a 1:1 with the Director, then a Panel interview with colleagues. It was nice to meet everyone involved with the work before starting there.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring process was extremely quick, they needed someone right away and I happened to meet the criteria they were looking for. They were very expedient in speaking with my references and checking to see if I would be a good addition to their team.

    Interview Questions

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    Post Doctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied to the Professor directly. I followed up via email on the application. In response, I was asked for a convenient date and time for Skype and to ask PhD supervisor to email recommendation letter. Skype interview lasted about 1.5 hours. After the interview he said he has to interview a few more candidates and then would get back to me. A week later, I was asked to send 2 more reference letters and was asked if I planned to visit the US anytime soon (I was abroad at time of interview). Since I couldn't be present in person, I was asked for a final round of telephonic interview. The next day I received unofficial email confirming my position.

    Interview Questions

    • General interview questions. What have your research interests been? Describe your key findings in 5 minutes. What interested you to apply to this lab. I was given a 20 minute overview on the work of the lab, and was asked to tell him what interested me the most. I was asked about experience in supervising an din certain techniques the lab uses in day to day functioning.   Answer Question
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    Undergraduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Stanford University (Stanford, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    There was no interview for me. I showed up to the lab and talked to the PhD that was working in it. He told me about some of the projects he was working on as well a project we could do over the summer. I thought it was cool so I decided to work with him.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you interested in?   1 Answer
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