SMU (Southern Methodist University)
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SMU (Southern Methodist University) Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2014
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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Dallas, TX

I applied online - interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in January 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online. The Professor recruit me. After one semester I was transferred to another professor who is very mean to me. There is no assigned computer. I have to use my own PC to do the research.

Interview Question – Very low academic level in EE, SMU   Answer Question

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Teaching Assistant Interview

Teaching Assistant
Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university - interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in May 2013.

Interview Details – No the interview process , just work hard for a year as student and pass the exam and get it

Negotiation Details – No

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Senior Student Financial Specialist Interview

Senior Student Financial Specialist

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in November 2013.

Interview Details – Interview was pretty standard. Had a pre-screening email. After I sent in my answers, about a week later I got an email inviting me to campus for an interview. There was a group of 3 people that interviewed me. They asked me about my related experience and some behavioral questions. Nice group of people.

Interview Question – What is my least favorite thing about being a leader?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negtotiation. I was aware of the salary ahead of time and that there was no room for negotiation.

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Finance Student Interview

Finance Student

Interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University)

Interview Details – The Cox School has more than a dozen specialized centers and institutes to enhance your knowledge in a focused area while networking with practitioners and leaders in the fields of energy, entrepreneurship, real estate, retailing, global markets and more.

Interview Question – too big to fail?   Answer Question

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Student Clerk IV Interview

Student Clerk IV

I applied through college or university and interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University).

Interview Details – It was really easy. questions like why are you fit for this position? What are your past experiences?

Interview Question – None... very basic   Answer Question

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Coordinator Interview

Coordinator
Dallas, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University).

Interview Details – very long wait about application; 3 interviews; computer testing; took a portion of 2-3 days

Interview Question – questions about future goals and dreams with no way of fulfillment as an employee of smu.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – this is what we pay, these are the hours, this is what you are to do....yes or no?

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Dallas, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in June 2008.

Interview Details – I saw the job posting on their HR website, submitted an electronic application with my resume. I had to go in for testing and an initial interview with an HR rep. A week later I had to go in to interview with my would-be supervisor. A week later I had the job pending a drug and criminal check, which of course came out fine, and I attended orientation and began work the following week.

Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The salary and hours were as expected. However, I had a very ill mother and had to arrange to work remotely on occasion to be with her in the hospital. Luckily, they accomodated this request without hesitation.

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Teaching/Research Assistant Interview

Teaching/Research Assistant
Dallas, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in May 2011.

Interview Details – They asked me what courses I've taken in college and graduate school, what research I've engaged in and what results I've got, why I worked on the research topic I worked on and if I've got any results that proved my interest in it to be worthwhile.

Interview Question – Don't remember   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary for teaching/research assistant is fixed. There's no room for negoniation.

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Technical Support Interview

Technical Support
Dallas, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in June 2011.

Interview Details – It was a very good step by step process.

Interview Question – No issues as of now everything is going good   Answer Question

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SMU Work-Study Interview

SMU Work-Study
Dallas, TX

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in August 2009.

Interview Details – I applied on Mustang Trak for a few open positions that I had applicable experience. I got an email from one department to set up an interview. I went in way under dressed, but I was qualified for the job and it seemed to go well. They told me that one other person was being interviewed, but I ultimately got the job.

Interview Question – Are you qualified for Work-Study status?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Try and find a job that requires a skill that you have, and focus your interview around that skill.

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