U.S. PIRG
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U.S. PIRG Campus Organizer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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Campus Organizer Interview

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at U.S. PIRG.

Interview Details – I was a member of a student PIRG and was recruited to USPIRG by my campus organizer. I had to fill out the online application before the first interview. The first interview I had was pleasant, enjoyable, and easy. She told me right then that she would recommend me for a second interview, which was the most insulting experience that I've had. I felt offended for most of the interview. It felt like the most negative employee review. I considered asking her to withdraw my application just so I wouldn't have to continue the process. USPIRG also makes little sense to me: they recruit and raise money to hold events to recruit to get people hired by USPIRG to work for campus organizations to recruit. I don't think they actually do many things of substance at all. And they've wrapped themselves in red tape in order to justify it.

Interview Question – Argue for an anti-smoking policy; argue against that policy.   View Answer

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Campus Organizer Interview

Campus Organizer
Notre Dame, IN

I applied through college or university - interviewed at U.S. PIRG in October 2013.

Interview Details – I received a mass email advertising an info session. I responded saying I would be unable to attend the info session but would like to learn more. I was invited to interview in what was also an info session. It was a bit strange, I thought, that they would ask to interview me without having heard anything other than my interest. I guess they had extra time on their hands.

Once I had agreed to interview, they asked me to apply for the job before the interview, and I complied. The job application asked some interesting questions like (paraphrasing here) "If you were suddenly given a large grant to change the world, what would you do?"

Interview Question – (something like) "What makes you think you would be a good enough people person to lead a movement?"   Answer Question

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Campus Organizer

I applied through other source and interviewed at U.S. PIRG.

Interview Details – The interview process took place over the phone. They asked standard questions about why you were interested in the job and what you could bring to the table. It was a very relaxed phone interview and I thought that everything went smoothly. However after the interview I heard nothing back even though I had contacted my interviewee. While I was not too upset about not hearing back I thought it was extremely rude to not even update me on the status of my application.

Interview Question – What is something that you have been passionate about and stuck with?   Answer Question

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Campus Organizer Interview

Campus Organizer
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at U.S. PIRG in April 2012.

Interview Details – First was a phone interview with a fellow from Chicago, lasted about, 30 minutes give or take. Then he scheduled an interview for the following week. Went to the 1 on 1 interview, lasted about 1 hour in which she asked questions related to issues and campaign tactics. Main policy issue covered was smoking (tobacco) and to design a campaign around that.

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Reason for Declining – The pay was incredibly low for the hours asked to work. 50-80 hours a week for 22k? No thank you, unless you are excessively passionate about these policies, and/or have another well paying job.

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