Columbia College Chicago Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
10 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview. One in-person interview with the hiring manager and team. And a second interview with the department head. Very casual. Most of the team was out and that didn't seem to affect the decision.

    Interview Questions
    • What's your favorite musician (not a music-related job)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a higher salary and the hiring manager checked with his supervisor. Then, I was offered a little more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very informal. I sat down with the person who would be my direct supervisor and his counterpart. It was really just a discussion of what I've done in my career. Later I was called in to meet with the direct supervisor and his supervisor. Again, the same thing. I was offered the job a few weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • They didn't seem very well versed in interviewing techniques and didn't ask any really thought provoking questions in the interview. There were no unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered very little money. I countered back and they met me in the middle.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Junior Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The people there were easy to communicate with making the work there easier to do the work that was required.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Reasonable salary and flexible work schedule. Its a good place to start to utilize your customer service skill.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Simple applied online.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    set salary.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Support Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago.

    Interview Details

    Practices have changed and my hiring and interview process is now out of date. It was fair and inclusive. The hiring manager carefully sought a good-fit with the position's clients.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Chair, Theatre Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone then on line video (preSkype)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Adjunct Faculty - FIlm & Video Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    The school has made the shift to hiring only individuals with a Master's Degree or better. Their preference is for experience, whether through local industry opportunities or from the national level. Typically, you must meet with a department leader, then a committee, then another individual higher up, and possibly make a presentation to a class and yet another committee.

    Interview Questions
    • This can depend upon who is on your committee, but the most difficult typically has to do with dealing with students who can be extremely difficult for any number and variety of personal reasons.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Library Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    -Called a week after applying online
    -Said she had space but schedule must agree with position
    -Met in office for 1:1
    -Was hired on the spot
    -Classes had to agree with time needed
    -Showed me around the library
    -Met with staff and learned all the ins and outs of both buildings
    -Also went through the system that was used to do daily work
    -Have to show some knowledge of windows and mac version computers in order to help students

    Interview Questions
    • What are some of the things that have helped you when you have encountered a difficult situation at work?   Answer Question
    • Can you tell me how you would handle a situation if I was not able to come to the office?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Modelshop Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    "How would you handle confrontations?"
    "Please describe one occasion when you took leadership."

    Interview Questions
    • Please explain how " " [engineering term] works.   View Answer
    • How does network system work?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Offered another position from a different company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Columbia College Chicago.

    Interview Details

    Applied on Columbia Works, got a email from the supervisor immediately, then scheduled an interview.
    Asked general questions like; how do yo figure out which tasks are more important and how do you complete them?

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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