University of Minnesota Interview Questions

Updated Feb 13, 2015
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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota.

    Interview

    The process took about 5 weeks. I applied online and got a call about two weeks after. Went through two in-person interviews. The first one was with three supervisors, who I would be working under if I was to get the position. The second interview was with a PI and one of the supervisors from the first interview.

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    Department Administrator (Assistant to) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Sent resume and cover letter directly to the department head late in the process. Was asked to a panel interview of 6 people--department head was not one of them. Learned from the HR person that it was more or less a courtesy interview because one of the people on the panel knew me and vouched for me. It was a regretful performance on my part.

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    Principal Secretary and Office Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2013.

    Interview

    After applying on -line, I was contacted approximately 2 weeks later to schedule an interview . At my interview (friday). I was told that I would hear the following Mon/Tuesday if I would be called back for a second interview with director. Denial email sent 1.5 weeks later.

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    • Typical questions... how do you resolve conflict, how do you prioritize work with upcoming deadlines... what would you do if you had 2 people come to you needing their work done at the same time....   Answer Question
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Morris, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota (Morris, MN) in November 2011.

    Interview

    At first it was with a phone interview. Then there was a 2 hour meeting in person broken up into 4 15 minute sessions with breaks in between. One meeting was one-on-one. One was with a small group, then a larger group, and a larger group. They showed me around and were very friendly. This was a different interview than I expected, but it was a very positive experience.

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    • They described a typical situation that comes up for the administrative position and asked how I would handle it.   Answer Question
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    LEED Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I found the interview to be straightforward. A duo of supervisors read through a list of standard questions recommended by the University. It was a wide-ranging discussion with plenty of give and take. By the end I felt like I had a good understanding of what they were looking for and my expectations were met.

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2010.

    Interview

    It was just an average interview. I think there were a lot of applicants.

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    • Do you have any questions for us.   2 Answers
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Minnesota in December 2011.

    Interview

    They obviously had a certain type of person they were looking for. They spoke poorly of the current employee that I would be assuming duties of (she was retiring) so it seemed uncomfortable. They kept fishing for the answers they wanted to hear-I didn't catch on.

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    • Pretend I called you on the phone, give me instructions on how to tie my shoes.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Minnesota in April 2011.

    Interview

    From the hiring manager, just behavior quesionts

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    Mechanic II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Minnesota in February 2009.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of 20 questions that related to the position. Each panel member asked you a question from a predetermined list. You were asked how you would troubleshoot a specific problem such as a boiler or chiller not working properly. After the panel interview I had to take a skills test that consisted of questions related to the position,

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    • What are the specific components in a hvac chiller system?   1 Answer

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