North Carolina State University Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2015
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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC).

    Interview

    Skype interview and then brought in for on-campus interview. Both processes included the typical interview questions and demeanor. They expect you to understand the job description, disclose weaknesses, see if you'll bend rules, get a feel for where you see yourself and what your long-term career goals are, etc.

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    • Think of a time you were involved in a situation where your integrity was on the line, what was the situation and how did you handle it?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate as I was being offered the highest salary they were allowed to offer for that position by the guidelines set for state employees.

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    Teaching Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed by the department head and two professors. The interview lasted about 30 minutes. Everyone was very cordial and professional.The interview consisted of questions and discussion surrounding my answers.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I handle difficult questions posed by students?   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Research Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    They ask me give a talk about my research. I visit their group and talked with lab manager for ten minutes, then he showed me the work environment. I give them a presentation for one hour, and they ask me some questions. At last, the manager talked with me again and give me some advice.

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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Beware - backwards process. Hiring manager requested an interview with me; however, a background check and reference check had to be cleared first. I went in to fill out paperwork and speak with a general screening manager within the institution. After positive references and a cleared background check were complete, I never heard from them again. The screening manager said that the position was eventually filled. I never received an opportunity to meet with the hiring manager after all my personal information and references were tapped and stored in their database/filing system. The process was discouraging and a waste of time for not only myself, but my professional colleagues who dropped everything to deliver positive reviews with quick turnaround on my part. More over, it has been difficult to explain the negligence to my colleagues as they felt the position was a great fit.

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    Accounting Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I received a call if I could come in for an interview because I was out of town I suggest a Skype, FaceTime, or other video chat method. They worked with me, but because their wifi connection was not great it did end up being a phone interview. There were three people that was in on the call, all rotated questioning. Most of the question did come from the subject of "Name a time when..." or "What would you did if ____ was to occur?"

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage multi tasking? Are you good with deadline? Explain situations from your last employer. What is your five year plan? What are your strengths and weakness? How well do you work with other? If you see someone slacking off what would you do? They then asked you if you had any questions?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at North Carolina State University.

    Interview

    asking you about your reach experience, and talking about your research topic, to introduce your self. you should know your thesis very well and at least have some teaching experience,

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    Digital Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screen interview came from a girl who sounded like she was barely 17 years old; hardly old enough to conduct a serious job interview for an intermediate to middle management level position. This child repeatedly asked me the most inane questions - questions that are clearly there on the resume in front of her, that is IF she had bothered to even read it. Then made excuses for her lack of knowledge such as 'sorry, your resume was just now put in front of me.' Oh really? Because it's Monday now and you called me on Friday at 4:45pm (who calls to conduct new business at nearly 5pm on a Friday???) to schedule this phone interview. Then to top it off, this child began touting all the wonderful things about the position - things like a "really cool" cafeteria where you can get "free peanut butter and jelly sandwiches". No mention about the health benefits, the 401K, or any of the kind of important perks we actually NEED. I got so disgusted I interrupted the child in the middle of her gushing about pb&j sandwiches and told her she was wasting my time and hung up.

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    Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at North Carolina State University.

    Interview

    Applied online, was contacted a few weeks later for an interview. Interview went well, mainly asked questions about previous experience and personality questions. Got the job on the spot after the interview.

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    Temporary Mechanical Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Meet the principle investigator of the Cost Effective Residential Rooftop PV system. List the task I am going to accomplish for this project. He asked me if I want to work for multitask or in a single team. I said multitask will be fine for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you be able to do the structural design regarding the solar racking system?   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Talk with your PI. Just the standard apply process. He may ask you about your background, your motivation for research, papers you have published. The experience you gained from the past research work, etc. Overall, you should be sure about your interest before choosing an advisor and research field, because you will stick with it for 5 years.

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    • Different for different areas. It is hard to provide any suggestions here.   Answer Question
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