Michigan State University Interview Questions in Michigan

Updated Aug 31, 2014
Updated Aug 31, 2014
14 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Michigan State University.

    Interview Details

    After an interview to the professor and post-doctoral scholar (in the horticulture department), I received and e-mail response. We corresponded briefly, and set and interview date. The interview took place in the laboratory, and I was asked about past experience, why I wanted to work in the lab, etc. All in all, a very laid back process that was lead by the post-doctorate scholar and another research associate.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall exactly, however, a couple of questions were asked about laboratory procedures. Most were basic, such as understanding sterile technique.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked if the hourly lab wage was acceptable, and the paper-work for hire began the following day. It took a few of weeks for M.S.U to process a new hire and for the lab to complete the paperwork on funding.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    HP Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Michigan State University in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring moved at a glacial pace. Several hoops to jump through. Lots of forced smiles and extreme egos bouncing off one another. Interview consisted of teaching a class, tons of meetings, phony wine and dining at a cheap college hangout where the faculty members gossiped amongst themselves about their terrible students peccadilloes. Yes! at an interview!

    Interview Questions
    • From a potential colleague: "How are you about handling an emotional crisis from students of a sexual nature?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    worst pay of the big 10 schools. I was offered a 3 year contract, so I knew that I had to negotiate before signing. Coming from the private sector with a salary history 3 times what their low-ball offer was, I managed to only get them up by 5K. They offered a meager 1k for relocation expenses.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Student Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Michigan State University in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed interview process since I've already worked with everyone in my department.

    Interview Questions
    • Many "what would you do" questions for weird situations. But it's helpful because those situations do come up quite often.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Michigan State University in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was asked about my resume and several things in my personal statement.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Michigan State University in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    It was about the research I was doing for my Masters thesis

    Interview Questions
    • Describe what you are doing for your Master's thesis ?   Answer Question
    • Do you consider working in that area or you want to change ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Residential Twch Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Michigan State University in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume and was called to fill in an application. I was interviewed and immediately hired .

    Interview Questions
    • how do you handle autistic, behaviorly challenged clients?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Information Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Michigan State University in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Asked a bunch of questions from the people working in the office. Once they finished all their questions they told me I was hired on the spot

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Michigan State University in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of a series of questions of which I was to answer with a situation I had faced the action I took on that task and the results of my actions. There were a variety of questions that were rather general but dealt with many different topics like dealing with others, going above and beyond, and difficulties faced.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with someone you didn't see eye to eye with?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Michigan State University in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Go listen to professors research all day, and if you're lucky you may get to briefly describe any research that you have done in the past. If you ask questions and do not fall asleep, you will be fine. If you are interviewing as a prospective, you can pretty much consider yourself accepted

    Negotiation Details
    there is none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Michigan State University in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The entire staff were very professional and welcoming. It was an enjoyable interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most challenging work scenario you have encountered and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Received offer in more desirable location.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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