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UC Davis Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2014

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Ad Manager Interview

Ad Manager
Davis, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Davis in November 2012.

Interview Details – Initial communication then two interviews. Had to start as an ad representative.

Interview Question – How will you increase revenue.   View Answer

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Programmer III Interview

Programmer III
Davis, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Davis in September 2013.

Interview Details – I received their call to interview 1 week after applying for this job. The Interview was about 20 questions. The interview was conducted by 5 people. The main Interview person was good, but the other people didn't seem competent. One of the panel person was drawing flowers on his paper instead of writing notes about interview.

Interview Question – The questions were easy. Not very technical questions   Answer Question

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Student Administrative Assistant Interview

Student Administrative Assistant

Interviewed at UC Davis

Interview Details – It asked the basic questions and few behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Why should we choose you?   View Answer

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Lead Java Applications Developer Interview

Lead Java Applications Developer
Davis, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at UC Davis in March 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for the position on their website. After a few days, they arranged a phone interview, which lasted about 30 minutes. The interview is technical oriented. The questions are mostly focused on Java, JSP and Spring MVC.

Interview Question – How do you pass variables between two JSP pages and how do you do it between a controller servlet and a JSP page?   View Answer

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Lab Specialist Interview

Lab Specialist
Davis, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at UC Davis in May 2012.

Interview Details – Asked about my previous research project and specifics about my project, friendly interview with the PI. Asked about my career goals and availability. short in duration 20-30 mins.

Interview Question – What do you know about my research in the Lab?   Answer Question

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Assistant Professor Interview

Assistant Professor
Davis, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at UC Davis in October 2011.

Interview Details – My survival advice for convention interviews is:

1. Be prepared. Be sure that you have researched the school so that you have ascertained their needs and can direct your remarks to what they appear to need. This includes knowing who's on the staff, who teaches what and how territorial the place is. You don't want to outline a course that someone else is already very invested in teaching. I prepare a cram sheet for each interview that records my research for the job, my analysis of their needs, and the anticipated questions I'll need to address. It also includes the questions I want to ask them.
2. Strike fast. Try to establish your candidacy in the first 5 minutes of the interview. The standard pieces of advice for business interviews apply here, too. Look people in the eye. Answer questions succinctly. Have ready good snappy short and medium length answers to the standard questions. DO NOT drone on for 15 minutes about the minutiae of your dissertation.

3. It's an old cliche, but try to relax and be yourself. Don't try to hide who you are. Be careful about creating different personas for different interviews at the convention. You will be seeing search committee members throughout the weekend and you need to remember who you are for each encounter. Believe in your skills and give it your best shot.

4. Dress distinctively (but don't violate too many conventions). After 2-3 days trapped in a hotel room interviewing, search committee members are completely fried or bored or both. It'll be hard to remember you if you looked and dressed like every other candidate.

Interview Question – Describe your plans for obtaining external funding.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Internship With Macy's Interview

Business Analyst Internship With Macy's
Davis, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at UC Davis in December 2010.

Interview Details – Why you want to work at Macy's. Brief rundown of resume.

Interview Question – What suggestions would you offer for our website?   View Answer

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IT Manager Interview

IT Manager
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at UC Davis in June 2010.

Interview Details – Big Panel, fairly disinterested members going through the motions

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Supervisor Interview

Supervisor

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at UC Davis in August 2010.

Interview Details – This was an interview for a supervisor position, with the Nursing Manager. It lasted approximately one hour, and consisted of the typical interview questions.

Interview Question – If both you and a staff member you supervised, did not know how to perform a task how would you handle the situation?   Answer Question

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Administrative Assistant II Interview

Administrative Assistant II

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at UC Davis in May 2008.

Interview Details – It took place in a room with two interviewers looking for an admin assistant to do office duties. They place seemed busy and the environment was cluttered. Did not seem like a positive place to work at. I applied online through aggie job links and sent in my resume. We spoke about my experiences and my qualifications.

Interview Question – How do you prioritize?   Answer Question

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