University of Wisconsin-Madison Interview Questions

Updated Oct 12, 2014
Updated Oct 12, 2014
28 Interview Reviews

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    Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had 2 panel interviews: one with peers and manager, second with physicians. All contact was made through HR. There was about a month turn around from when the application was submitted to when I started. I believe that the process has changed from when I was hired. Most contact seems to come through the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - was told where I would be starting.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Student (PhD) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    A month or two after I applied online, the department chair called me and informed me that the program would like for me to interview. They paid for my flight and hotel. The faculty, staff, and current graduate students were friendly and helpful. I was allowed to select 4-5 faculty members with whom I would like to meet. All of my chosen faculty members were able to meet with me except for one, who was out of town. There were 6 meetings that day. 4 of the meetings were with the faculty members I selected, one was with the department chair, and the last meeting was with a member of the selection committee. I was informed of their decision within 6 weeks of the interview. It would have been sooner, but I had apparently been wait-listed.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were pretty straightforward. They asked me about my undergraduate research, why I was interested in the graduate program, and why I thought it would be a good match for me.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Pretty smooth. Our department is small. It's hard to get funding for a PhD Student. We don't have undergraduates, so no TA position available. Sometimes we need to look for fundings from another department.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    Responded to ad with job application letter and resume. Called to come for personal interview. Three on One interview with program director and two staff members. Background check. Reference check. Offered job. Accepted and began two weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offered 25% appointment for one year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Administrative Program Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    Long delays in communication between initial application and interview process. Though I expected a two-step process, there was only one interview held over a half-day with various groups and individuals.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected or creative interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was convinced that there were no negotiations possible, as the hiring manager offered the maximum allowed by the ruling College's HR official. I later learned that this was all a fiction.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    It is a long process, but it is a police department and want to know who they are hiring. Sometimes it does take them a while to make a decision. Most people do not make it through the background check because they are not honest about their past.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They tell you up front what you will be paid. No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Student Services Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    There was a two step interview process. The first round was with two administrative staff and the department chair. The second interview was with two program-affiliated faculty.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Great

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Professors want to know your background, your academic history, most importantly, your past projects and academic research. Choosing a right area that has something to do with your past experience is important. Also, your interests will earn you some credits. Professors need to work with in projects you before they hire you.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Interview Details

    Contacted PI directly to determine if they had a position open and had funding. Submitted application after verifying funding. Visited the campus and lab before accepting the position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, set rates for graduate assistants.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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