University of Texas at Austin Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Senior Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.

    Interview

    I was asked about my previous experience, skills, and what it was like to work for my past employers. What things I most liked or disliked about my previous positions and various other questions. It was easy going and friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you like most about your previous position?   1 Answer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Setup an interview with a Professor I wanted to work with. Read his recent publications. He spoke to me about his future research directions. Felt like I would be a good fit in the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to do research and not take up a full-time job?   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.

    Interview

    The interview was a half-day process with multiple meetings, which was actually helpful because it offered the opportunity to meed a much broader sample of offices and other groups I would be working with once I took the post. The meetings were informative, interesting and offered the opportunity for me to ask lots of questions as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you give specific examples of how you worked with a team to execute a significant project?   Answer Question
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    Undergraduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.

    Interview

    Quick interview reviewing the previous papers written by the lab to make sure that you understand the goals of the lab. We spent about 20 minutes talking about the actual lab work and 40 minutes chit-chatting. Overall the interview was easy, but the work was challenging and fun. This could easily vary depending on who your supervisor is so prepare accordingly.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    I literally just walked into a couple of professor's offices and sent emails and find a professor to do research with pretty quickly. There was really no "interview" process, really. I don't know if any professor formally interviews their students, it seems like most professors at UT are actually quite eager to recruit students if they have room for them. I know professor's will check your file before they decide to hire you on as a graduate student.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    First round interviews were conducted on the phone with three individuals working in the department, not the actual supervisor or director themselves. The phone interview was about half an hour long, and was very informal; The individuals interviewing me were very relaxed and were asking questions that gauged whether or not I could be a prospective employee that could move up in the department. Two to three days later I received an email stating that I would be interviewed in person with the supervisor and the associate director. The day of, I was asked some general background employment information, but not as extensively as the phone interview. The questions asked were more hypothetical "what would you do?" situations, and since the job I applied for is more team work based, how I handle and work as a team player. Overall, the associate director and the supervisor were very pleasant, gave great feedback which I know some departments on campus who interview do not do that. Three to four days later I received a call to join the team.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle a situation where you have a repeat student caller who is upset about not being admitted to the University?   1 Answer
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    Part-time Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.

    Interview

    It was an interview for a part-time graphic designer student position for an editorial project. I brought my portfolio and we chatted about some of the projects. There were two people who interviewed me and they mainly wanted to see how my experience was relevant to what they needed. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly.

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    GRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.

    Interview

    You first pick Professor you want to work and contact him/her. Send an email to introduce yourself and ask for a discussion/meet to say about research problem he/she has. Go to the office and interview!

    Interview Questions

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    Undergraduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.

    Interview

    During office hours, He asked if I would like to do research with him because I was getting really great grades in his class. There really wasn't much to it other than that. I don't think that I would've gotten the offer though if I had just been preforming at an average level.

    Interview Questions

    • There wasn't really a formal interview process, but he did ask me about my background and past work experience and what classes I liked best   1 Answer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.

    Interview

    As an international student, need to prepare transcripts from schools, Statement of Purpose aiming for the interested fields for phd program specifically, TOEFL test, GRE, GRE subject, Recommendation letters. No interview actually.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    About one month to consider the offer.

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