Purdue University Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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    ITaP Support Desk Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Purdue University in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Basic IT questions. Know about Windows OS, Office, and IP stack and OSI model if you're going for NOSC.

    Interview Questions
    • Just relax. You should already know if you're capable of being an entry level IT worker.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Purdue University in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    One interview with three staff members. Informal setting. Basic questions from STAR interview system.

    Interview Questions
    • Common Purdue question - how do you feel about students? Seems odd for a university but when interviewing other staff for positions in my unit, I did have people say they hated students. Hello?!!   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Lower pay than current position. Additional work duties and little room for advancement did not warrant the lateral move at the time.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview Details

    Purdue University lacks a little in the hiring and interview process. There's very little individualization and HR handles everything, meaning they pull resumes based on key words and forward those on to the departments. It's handled poorly and for some reason, this STEM school cannot figure out how to better handle the application/interview process. There's no standardized protocol for interviewing or reimbursement for traveling to interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Just be aware of the higher education industry and the challenges that it currently faces. Have some background information ready and an idea of the whole industry and how Purdue fits into that puzzle.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was none. "This is it. Take it or leave it."
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Purdue University in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Following is the typical steps:
    1.Phone interview first.
    2, lecture
    3, panel review. group interview
    4. go home
    5. wait their desition
    6 got offer
    7. not so much negotiation space.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview Details

    good communication and planning on behalf of human resources, expense reimbursement etc

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Purdue University in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen, followed by day long multiple face to face interviews with varying individuals in the department. Had to prepare a presentation on a specific program and my ideas to improve the situation.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult was a question regarding goals for the department. Difficult only because at the time the only research I had done online and did not paint an accurate picture of what the current issues with the department were.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Accepted the offer, and negociated the vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Purdue University in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    This position did not require any interviewing. Applicants were required to submit academic transcripts, a resume with cover letter and a personal statement expressing background, qualifications and professional ambition.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult encounter was with trying to decide which research group to work for.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    MSHRM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Purdue University.

    Interview Details

    Applied to their MSHRM; Received in email requesting an interview via Skype with an Admissions Committee member for 30mins.
    Pretty relaxed; I had a bad internet connection, so we opted to just speak over the phone; DRESS PROFESSIONAL

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself?
      Why Purdue?
      Why HR?
      Do your GMAT/GRE scores reflect your potential to succeed in our program?
      General Questions about the program
        View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Purdue University in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    My friend told me about this job. I sent an email to the person in-charged and I was invited to an interview. Very relaxing interview. Friendly and funny interviewers. Just relax yourself and have a nice conversation with the interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for referral. This is really important to get an interview or even job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Support Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Employee in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Purdue University in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Wonderful staff, interview was scheduled promptly, worked around my work schedule. Interviewed twice, was informed how many candidates were left. Interviewed with 6 members of hiring committee first. Normal interview questions. Second interview was with team members I would be working with, as well as director, then met with directory one on one, and finally spoke with Dean. Culture was relaxed, and very entertaining.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were expected, nothing threw me for a loop. Choose your references carefully, they will make, or break it!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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