San Diego State University Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2015
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    Teaching Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at San Diego State University (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    The application process was very intensive and did not require an interview. However, I would highly recommend meeting with the many professors within the department that you are applying to in order to get your name/face recognized with the board that will be doing the hiring. You are awarded the position simply based on your application and for those on the board that can speak on your behalf/testify to your skill set presented in the application.

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    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at San Diego State University (San Diego, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    First you submit an application. The applications are distributed among the professors seeking a graduate assistant. If a professor approves your application, then that professor emails you or calls you to set up a telephone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any classroom management experience? Can you handle a room of 100 students or more?   Answer Question
    • Please describe your research experience.   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Filled out an online app through SDSU career website. I was emailed by Director for an interview. Went to interview and was given a general overview of the job and then was offered the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Not really any difficult or unexpected questions, just asked if I was able to perform the duties as of me.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase. It was 9 and hour.

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    Network Student Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at San Diego State University (San Diego, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    It was a panel interview. As a student position, they just want to see how well you do your research and how you handle the questions. They first ask general questions, then it gets more technical. Towards the end they ask about how you would handle certain scenarios.They would rotate on asking the questions. The interview was a lot more relaxed than I thought.

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Teaching Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    applied. met with the course coordinator. She described the job tasks, asked my former experience, then asked if I would like to accept the offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at San Diego State University.

    Interview

    I only had one interview. Overall the interview went really well.General interview questions were asked, overall experience, why you want to intern/work there, why you think you will be a great fit

    Interview Questions

    • General questions were asked and nothing seemed too difficult   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at San Diego State University.

    Interview

    The interview processed included a discussion with applicant on his interest and knowledge of the project prior to joining the project team, as well as discussion of prior laboratory experiences and past projects. Informal discussion followed by a sit-down interview. Hiring process included informing the applicant of project expectations, duration, and potential future projects.

    Interview Questions

    • Please explain your experience in analytical chemistry, and what are your suspected findings from the analysis of this project.   Answer Question
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    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at San Diego State University.

    Interview

    You have to look into odds. Have to constantly look around for jobs and try to communicate and show your need for job.

    Interview Questions

    • As it is student assistant position nothing as far difficult or unexpected is asked.   Answer Question
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    Reasarch Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at San Diego State University in December 2013.

    Interview

    There were three interviews one with the HR rep, second with the professor and last with the board reviewing the program. It took a total of 3 weeks from first to last interview, drug test, and background check. Most of the process was talking about what if there was a bigger role to play

    Interview Questions

    • There are many more qualified applicants why should you have a go?   Answer Question
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    Police Cadet Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at San Diego State University (San Diego, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring process is explained on the website, and if you are invited to the initial interview, they explain the interview process via email. The initial interview is "rapid fire" questions. It's a panel interview, consisting of three university employees. Each panel member introduces themselves, including their job titles, and then the questions begin. Each panelist asks three questions each, and they write your answers down. Prepare for Behavioral Based Stress questions. They're looking at how well you would respond under pressure, and how logical your thought process is under those conditions. You will also be competing against lateral transfers (police officers with experience), which is unfair, in my opinion, to an entry level candidate like myself. Lastly, be prepared to work a lot of overtime once you are hired. The department is understaffed.

    Interview Questions

    • You are working early morning, and find a student in her car crying, and she tells you she has been raped. What would you do?   Answer Question

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