University of Utah Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    I met the PI of the lab and discussed the research focus of the lab and potential projects. I then met with members of the lab to discuss their projects and then gave a 1 hour presentation of my graduate work.

    Interview Questions

    • What about this lab's research focus interests you? Do you or will you have your own funding? Would the "weird" reputation of Utah pose any issues for you?   Answer Question
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    Executive Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The entire process took 2-3 Business Days. I was an employee referral, and met with the Administrative Manager and the Department Chair/Professor face-to-face to discuss qualifications, background and job duties.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your long term goals (i.e. two years)?   1 Answer
    • Give an example of a time you dealt with a difficult customer and how did you resolve the issue?   1 Answer
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    Bookstore Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I thought it was not too hard. It's pretty quick, but they do ask a good amount of questions. It's very important to be on time, in fact, early is best. Dress to impress and speak clearly, especially since this position is a lot of talking with customers.

    Interview Questions

    • How is your knowledge of Apple and PC products?   1 Answer
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    Software Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Utah in December 2014.

    Interview

    3 rounds. Applied through university website. Got call from HR after a week. They scheduled technical phone interview with the team. Happy to got the call from her on the same day for face to face round which they scheduled for next week. Met the team and manager. After face to face got a call from them to meet the director of the department. Got the offer next week !!

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly technical question and some behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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    Resident Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview

    Resume submission, group interview that was spread across 2 3-hour sessions, 2 in-person interviews. They watch you very carefully during the group interview to see how you are interacting with people. Being a follower and not being positive about the tasks they gave us were the two biggest things that eliminated people. The tasks themselves were pretty pointless (build a city out of blocks) and were just to see how we interacted with a group.

    Interview Questions

    • "How would you deal with complaints you don't know how to handle?"   Answer Question
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    Scanning Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    This was a great interview experience. I had all interviewers ask very useful questions without feeling overwhelmed. There were 6 people interviewing me and i was able to give insight into how I could help each of their departments, which was useful in allowing my future coworkers to understand my work ethic.

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Amount to match current salary.

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