University of Texas at Austin Interview Questions

Updated Jul 11, 2015
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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 daysinterviewed 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 dayinterviewed 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+ weeksinterviewed 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.

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    • 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 – 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 – 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!

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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 weekinterviewed 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.

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    • 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+ monthsinterviewed 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.

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    Negotiation

    About one month to consider the offer.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    The whole process has taken weeks to months (for two different jobs). The (+) sign at the end of the compensation bracket is a lie. There is no room for negotiation and they can't pay well because of the bureaucracy of UT. People were nice, but it was a waste of time for the money they were willing to offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you've had to work with difficult people and how you accomplished your goal.   Answer Question
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    Student Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at University of Texas at Austin.

    Interview

    I applied online for a position with Liberal Arts ITS Classroom Support. I was asked within a week to interview in person at their office when they opened (6:00 AM). The interview was straightforward and I was hired on the spot.

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    • What experience do you have with the Mac OS X and Windows operating systems?   Answer Question
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    Grader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Actually, it wasn't an interview so much as they solicited me to do it. The interview was easy, I just was honest about my experience. That was how I was able to secure the job. Make sure that you know how to be honest about your skills. This is very important. Also make sure to dress well. Do not look like a slob. It is important to make sure you take care of that.

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