American University Interview Questions in Washington, DC

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    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American University in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fairly short. They had brought me in for a group interview/orientation. Then we had to come in for a panel interview with other Police Officers and a short writing test, then we had a panel interview with management. It was all pretty standard questions. After a background check was conducted and they called our references. After that we where probationally highered and we had to do a drug test and couldn't have any felonies on our record.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Media Services Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American University.

    Interview Details

    You will put in an application (usually online), if you are selected you will do three additional interviews: a basic phone interview with low level admin, an in-depth interview with the library HR rep, and then a through interview with the department supervisors.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you discipline employees that are roughly your same age?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Positions are paid hourly or salaried depending on set groups. You may qualify for the higher end of the band, but to my knowledge, you cannot get paid more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Office Assistant (Student) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at American University in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    A simple phone-call to schedule an in-person interview - as a student, what's more important is your availability as opposed to your ability. Never be afraid as a student to make yourself more available and more times, because that will go a much longer way to getting employed.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - as a student, the university has a set rate at which they pay you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Writer/Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at American University in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Was called by future boss about coming in for an interview. The interview itself made it seem like the job would keep me very busy (in a good way), though that's not how it turned out. My future boss was very friendly, sometimes a little too chatty and repetitive, but nice. Did a writing test to see if I could match their style and tone. Was brought in for a second interview with two team members, which was a little awkward because I wasn't sure how I'd actually be working with them. They seemed like they weren't sure why they had to meet with me.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you go about interpreting a scientist's research for a layperson?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I took a pay cut for this job, so they knew they had to offer me the highest end of the salary range.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at American University in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Received an email from the professor. Set up a time/date and went to her office to meet with her. Asked questions about interest, background, and ability to perform required duties. Went very well and received offer later in the week

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Assistant Director of Payroll Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at American University in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by HR person and one other person. Interview lasted about an hour an half. Asked a lot of hypothetical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Resident Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at American University in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial cover letter. Resume. Ect...

    In interview, the questioners are looking to show thinking from start to finish. Explain the decision the, what occurred, and what the result of that decision was. It would help to say what you would have done differently. Also, emphasize previous positions where you have had to design and lead programs.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Dean Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at American University in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Meet with various constiuencies

    Negotiation Details
    not much
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Part Time Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at American University in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    continuing employment

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Health Fitness Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at American University in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    I met with the 2 assistant directors of Recreation Sports and Fitness separately, then met with the Director. Lastly, I met with the current Health Fitness Supervisors alone. The last part was the most informal and they gave me all inside information on the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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