University of Utah Interview Questions

Updated Sep 30, 2014
Updated Sep 30, 2014
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The depatment emailed me about the position. I applied. About 5 of us were interviewed. The interview happened a week after the job position was posted. One of our professors took the interview wiht a client, who was from the chemistry department.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    There are two ways to get your feet in the door. Either doing a detailed research and contacting faculty members prior to officially submitting your application For that here's my suggestion. 1) Do your homework ahead of time and make a thorough research on different programs, colleges at which you would like to pursue a degree 2) Once you can be more specific about what you want to do, what kind of research interests you figure out the best faculty members that fits the field you would like to do research in 3) Make sure you update your CV (must be detailed, several pages for someone who has completed college, worked a job at least for a year or two) and look into sample cover letters to make sure to include why you are applying to specific program. It is crucial to link how your previous experience would make you a good fit to the program you are applying. Even if you don't have any experience in the field, be enthusiastic, original and show you know where the field is going, or at least show interest in doing research in the field (be sure to include reasons and justifications for that). It is not easy to write these letters so, that's why if you have any chance to attend conferences, workshops related to the field try to do that. At least use the internet effectively to get a better sense of why that field of research is important and how you see yourself contributing to the field once you are accepted to the program.

    Interview Questions
    • I met my adviser at an international conference, and prior to attending the conference I already knew he was going to be there and I was well prepared to introduce myself, hand out my CV and tell him why I was interested in joining his research group. Since it was not a formal interview, he liked my proactive approach and things went well (simply because he had a project he needed to find a graduate student to work on)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is nothing to negotiate for graduate student offers. You just accept it. The salary is pretty much the same within US. Health insurance coverage might be different, but that's it.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Started working in the same place where I got my doctorate. Based on my performance in previous years I got this offer. So no specific interview process or questions to me for this job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    Resume submitted, committee interview, hiring supervisor interview, job offer. Had previously worked with the supervisor during a mufti institutional event. Knew he would be an exceptional boss. The hiring committee was diverse but generally identified the need for improved customer service.

    Interview Questions
    • Most challenging part of current position.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Amount to match current salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Utah in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed interview process. They gave me a programming assignment in Java and asked to finish in 4 days. The assignment was generally easy. It required implementing a data structures based algorithm.

    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Facility Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process was good. Applications are done online and then someone gives you a call to schedule the interview with the department manager. The manager then gets back to you following the interview to let you know if you are offered the job or not.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    An offer was made and I had the option to accept or decline.
    Accepted Offer
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    Assistant Professor In Health Sciences Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    Standard two presentations; misleading statements about the amount of support and collegiality there would be, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • What endpoints will you use to evaluate your experiments?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I received a higher start-up package than expected - the only thing good about the department was the Chair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Clinical RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Email communications with manager followed by formal interview with manager followed by peer interview

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker and explain how you handled the situation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was through informal talks with a professor

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Taking a class from the professor helps a long way in securing a research assistant position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    Hired through routine graduate program administration procedure - applied internationally to the graduate program and the graduate research assistant position with personal statement, resume, and reference letter before the deadline. 5 months later got an invitation letter, and the graduate research assistant position. It was a very regular graduate school application procedure.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Straightforward RA salary based on NIH guideline
    Accepted Offer

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