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Marketing Coordinator Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.
Interview Details – The initial process went fairly smoothly overall two interviews with the same person, first on the phone and then via Skype since I was not in the area. II received notice the job had been canceled around the same time I was supposed to hear back whether I had got the position or not and received a vague email from the administrative assistant, I saw it was re-posted the next day and when I emailed my interviewer received a one sentence response with no real explanation, only that they were still in the process of screening candidates.
Interview Question – Nothing too difficult or unexpected, mainly about my experience, what I could bring to the position and why I wanted to work there. Answer Question
Graduate Coordinator Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.
Interview Details – I applied online and heard back within a week. The hiring manager asked when I was available for a Skype interview and we arranged a time. I didn't really know what kinds of questions to prepare for and wasn't given any heads up about who would be present for the interview, etc.
The Skype interview went fairly well. It was the hiring manager (who I'd been corresponding with already and an HR rep). There were some basic questions pertaining to my career history and key aspects of my most recent position. A few random questions such as what was the most recent thing I learned and why. They gave me an opportunity to ask questions and I had a few.
My final question was about the next steps in the hiring process. The hiring manager stated that she unfortunately couldn't give me a good idea of when/what they were doing next as they JUST started the interviewing process. I was fine with that and was prepared to wait a week or more to hear anything. Well, I got an email the next day that said they appreciated my interest but they had HIRED someone for the position... Within one day of apparently just starting the interviewing process! So, my only thoughts are that they must have had an internal candidate who they were pretty set on before they even began interviewing.
Overall it was a positive experience. Both people I spoke with were really nice. I would've appreciated a little more honesty in the hiring process though.
Interview Question – What is something you've learned recently and why. Answer Question
Graduate Research Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at University of Texas at Austin
Interview Details – Written application, standardized test scores, undergrad transcripts. Recruitment weekend followed for accepted students
Interview Question – No formal interview; recruitment weekend Answer Question
Administrative Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at University of Texas at Austin in February 2013.
Interview Details – When they first called me concerning the position, I wasn't expecting an on-the-spot interview. They asked me about my work history, why I chose to apply with UT Austin, and if I had any Excel and statistical experience. They then offered me a face-to-face interview.
The face-to-face interview consisted of a 30-minute one-on-one interview with the dean, plus a 30-minute panel interview with the rest of the department.
-Tell us about yourself and why you applied for this position.
-Why did you get a master's degree?
-Tell me about a time you had to handle multiple projects at once. How did you prioritize?
-What did you like about your former employer?
-What's your ideal work environment?
-What do you like to do for fun?
-What would you bring to the position?
-What have you been doing since your last job?
-What are your favorite TV shows?
-Where do you see yourself in five years?
-What brought you to Texas?
-Why are you looking for jobs in Austin rather than Dallas?
-What other companies have you applied for jobs with?
-Out of your former jobs, what was your favorite and why?
-How would your supervisors describe you?
-How would your colleagues describe you?
-Would you be able to work effectively in a team environment?
I then had a Skype interview with the few people that weren't at the office the day I interviewed. It lasted 20 minutes.
After the Skype interview, I know they started to do a reference check, but I have not heard anything yet. It's only been one day, though.
Interview Question – There weren't any unexpected or unusually challenging questions. Answer Question
Systems Administrator Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at University of Texas at Austin in April 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted a couple weeks later via email to schedule the initial phone interview. It was with 2 people and was of a technical nature. The questions were fairly easy and the interview was straight forward. I was contacted the next day to schedule the next interview which is usually in person but we opted to use Skype due to my location. This interview was with 2 people as well and was a mixture of personality and technical questions. It was slightly more difficult but still straight forward. Unfortunately, I didn't get an offer but they did contact me to let me know they chose another candidate a week later. I enjoyed the interviews and wouldn't hesitate to apply for a position in the future.
Interview Question – How would you setup a NFS share? Answer Question
Resident Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.
Interview Details – After you apply online they will contact you via e-mail to invite you for an interview. There are three different types of interviews. The first is a one-on-one interview with a hall supervisor and two RAs. The second one is a case study interview with other candidates. The third one is a group activity.
Interview Question – Tell me of a time when you had to deal with something unexpected and how did you handle it. Answer Question
Program Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Texas at Austin in October 2011.
Interview Details – I was initially contacted within two days of applying via email. We scheduled an interview within two weeks for the position. After the interview a decision was rendered after 3 weeks. I was interviewed by the director of the program in his office. Very friendly encounter that was more of a running dialogue than hard pressed questions. The work culture was very relaxed.
Interview Question – Do you have any contacts within the entertainment industry at networks, studios, guilds and unions? Answer Question
Student Development Specialist I Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at University of Texas at Austin in July 2010.
Interview Details – Interviewed with office manager and supervisor (graduate coordinator). Interview was mostly behaviorial questions. Would you answer the phone if an important guest was standing in front of you? What would you do with problem faculty/students? What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Everyone seemed laid back and nice.
Heard back from them the next day that I did not receive the job.
IT Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Texas at Austin in February 2010.
Interview Details – Basic C/Java/C++ programming. Going over through my resume and asked related questions
Interview Question – Tell me about your experience Answer Question
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