Syracuse University
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Syracuse University Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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19 candidate interviews
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Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Student Employee Interview

Anonymous Employee
Syracuse, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Syracuse University in February 2011.

Interview Details – Was referred by a friend and interviewed briefly with the hiring manager. The manager and I chatted briefly in his office about what the job would entail and if I had any previous experience. I hadn't worked in food services before, but was a good communicator and had worked in a highly customer-interactive environment before.

Interview Question – Have you worked in Food Services before?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The pay rate is non-negotiable and is determined by the university. However, there is a 10 cent increase each semester.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Teaching Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Syracuse, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Syracuse University.

Interview Details – it was a very easy process as the proff recommended me based on my resume.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Syracuse University.

Interview Details – Typical graduate application process, followed by a one-day interview with faculty members of my department. Visits with potential advisor, similar faculty members, dean, and current graduate students.

Interview Question – None, really. Typical for graduate process.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Student Employee Interview

Student Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Syracuse University.

Interview Details – Standard Phone Interview

Interview Question – Nothing Diffucult   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Ernie Davis Dining Hall/Employer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Syracuse, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Syracuse University in August 2013.

Interview Details – Apply on line and go to the office to finish a form, after 4+ weeks, you will get a interview. They will ask you information on your resume and former working experience and available working schedule.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, pretty normal and daily ones.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Lab Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Syracuse, NY

I applied in-person - interviewed at Syracuse University in January 2014.

Interview Details – regular, smooth and good communication

Interview Question – nothing difficult   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Resident Advisor Interview

Resident Advisor
Syracuse, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Syracuse University.

Interview Details – To become a Resident Advisor at Syracuse University, there is one interview session, and several long training sessions over the course of several months that are usually 1 or 2 hours long. It is important not to babble on and on, but to keep answers concise and limited- the interviewer has many applicants he/she needs to interview.

Interview Question – Stereotypical interview questions, what is your strength, what are your weaknesses, etc.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant
Syracuse, NY

I interviewed at Syracuse University in February 2009.

Interview Details – I submitted my application to the Chemistry Ph.D. program online (see dept. website), and was accepted by email also. No interview was necessary, but I was invited to a tour of the facilities before accepting the offer. It was informative and nice, and I accepted.

Interview Question – I wasn't given any questions exactly, but I listed my undergraduate research experience in my application. They want to know that you have a solid academic background in chemistry with a good GPA. Research experience is very important, and if you have any publications at the undergraduate level, you are almost certain to be accepted.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Accountant Interview

Senior Accountant
Syracuse, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Syracuse University in June 2009.

Interview Details – Very difficult to get an interview with Syracuse University, it's either the right place at the right time or you know someone.

Interview Question – Honestly can't think of any difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation is tough unless you are in a very high level position, salary is pretty straightforward.

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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Syracuse, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Syracuse University in February 2011.

Interview Details – 1 interview; full day, 5 staff members, floating interview. Met will all, all asked variety of questions, they then talk throughout the day. Meet with Assit. AD/Sports Med for final interview.

Interview Question – How do you handle criticism?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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