Swarthmore College
3.8 of 5 17 reviews
www.swarthmore.edu Swarthmore, PA 500 to 999 Employees

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Non-Teaching/Administrative Interview

Non-Teaching/Administrative
Swarthmore, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Swarthmore College in June 2012.

Interview Details – I applied after seeing the job opening on their website. It took about 2-3 months to get a call-back. Despite this being a low-level administrative position, I went through SEVERAL interviews: Two phone interviews, followed by a daylong interview itinerary with virtually every level of the department, then another phone interview.

Interview Question – How do you approach tedious job tasks?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

ITS Associate Interview

ITS Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Swarthmore College in June 2010.

Interview Details – Saw a listing and emailed the head of the department. Interview was very straightforward, asked about coursework and ability to work with other. They are more interested in the ability to learn than specific technical skills

Interview Question – Talk about a time in which you led a team   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

TA Interview

TA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Swarthmore College in October 2011.

Interview Details – The interview for the teaching assistant position in the economics department mainly consisted of speaking with the department chair as well as the specific professor with whom you desired to TA for. Few technical questions were asked, as they already had an idea of your abilities, and they mainly focused on your ability to manage your courseload plus extracurriculars to make sure you had enough time for the position.

Interview Question – Please give an example of your ability to properly allocate your time among your obligations   Answer Question

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