Columbia College Chicago
3.4 of 5 57 reviews
www.colum.edu Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Columbia College Chicago Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 2014
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Interview Experience 

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Very Easy Interview

Junior Research Scientist Interview

Junior Research Scientist
Chicago, IL

I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – What is your asking price range for salary?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Reasonable salary and flexible work schedule. Its a good place to start to utilize your customer service skill.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Student Worker Interview

Student Worker

Interviewed at Columbia College Chicago

Interview Details – Simple applied online.

Interview Question – pretty basic interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – set salary.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Support Staff Interview

Support Staff
Chicago, IL

I applied through other source and 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Interview Details – Practices have changed and my hiring and interview process is now out of date.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 Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Chair, Theatre Interview

Chair, Theatre
Chicago, IL

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

Interview Details – Phone then on line video (preSkype)

Interview Question – WHat majors would you cut in the program?   Answer Question

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Adjunct Faculty - FIlm & Video Interview

Adjunct Faculty - FIlm & Video
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Library Interview

Library
Chicago, IL

I applied online and 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

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Modelshop Assistant Interview

Modelshop Assistant
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and 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

Reason for Declining – Offered another position from a different company.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Student Worker Interview

Student Worker

I applied online and 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 Question – Overall, the interview was easy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation.

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