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UC Davis Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Student Administrative Assistant III Interview

Student Administrative Assistant III

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at UC Davis.

Interview Details – I got a call and the next day I had an interview. The interview consisted of the standard questions that I had in prior campus interviews.

Interview Question – What are you worst at? (Cannot remember the exact phrasing but it is the typical best/ worst skill question)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.

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Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant

Interviewed at UC Davis

Interview Details – I have been admitted into UC Davis through online application process. You gotta have GRE, letters and proposal to have you to get in the grad school. Because UC Davis is a university highly encourage research, therefore, rich research experience will greatly help you to be admitted.

Interview Question – Why you chose this major, what will you expect to do after one year from now on.   Answer Question

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Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

Postdoctoral Fellow

Interviewed at UC Davis

Interview Details – Getting a position as a postdoc is fairly straightforward; find a professor who's research interests you, contact them about your interest and give info on your background, and ask if they have a position available. At that point they will say, "I don't have funding right now" or they will likely ask for references.

Interview Question – The only difficult question really is articulating what you want to focus your research efforts on. At least this is true for me as I just see science as a wide open playground.   Answer Question

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Medical Student Interview

Medical Student

Interviewed at UC Davis

Interview Details – The mmi is a new interview process in which several small scenarios are asked of the interviewee to assess teamwork, and performance under pressure.

Interview Question – What are your biggest flaws.   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Student Administrative Assistant Interview

Student Administrative Assistant

Interviewed at UC Davis

Interview Details – It asked the basic questions and few behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Why should we choose you?   View Answer

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Student Assistant II Interview

Student Assistant II

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at UC Davis.

Interview Details – Very relaxed and conversational interview. Typical interview to see career and education plans and goals.

Interview Question – Is money absolutely necessary?   Answer Question

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Student Assistant II Interview

Student Assistant II

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at UC Davis.

Interview Details – Found on Aggie Job Link, one interview

Interview Question – Do you have experience with mundane, repetitive tasks?   Answer Question

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

Graduate Teaching Assistant

I applied online and the process took 8 months - interviewed at UC Davis.

Interview Details – I got this job as a condition of my admittance to graduate school - I was offered 5 years of support as a PhD student. There was no interview involved, but I submitted transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, personal statements etc.

Interview Question – Why do you want to go to graduate school   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They admitted me to graduate school and I accepted. I did not have the opportunity to negotiate the terms of my admittance, so there was no negotiation phase.

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Accepted Offer

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Student Assistant III Interview

Student Assistant III

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at UC Davis.

Interview Details – The interview and hiring process was very quick. I signed up online, set up an interview two days later, and then received the offer a week after.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. All are very basic interview questions to ask.   Answer Question

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Bike Mechanic Interview

Bike Mechanic

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at UC Davis.

Interview Details – I applied online through the ASUCD website with my resume. About a week or two later, they contacted me for an in-person interview. Simple questions were asked. What are your hobbies? Why do you want to become a bicycle mechanic? How is your schedule like? They are not extremely evaluative since they hire people with no experience. They hired me one hour later.

Interview Question – None - no difficult questions for non-experienced mechanics   Answer Question

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