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UC Santa Barbara Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
27 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UC Santa Barbara.

    Interview Details

    interviewed with 3 people: Director, and 2 financial analyst employee. Questions were pretty basic. What is your greatest strength. Comparison to previous job experiences. Process took 1 day. They called a week later to offer the job.

    Negotiation Details
    was willing to make a raise
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UC Santa Barbara.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications were via email and were in response to an earlier inquiry about the position. The interview was well planned regarding logistics. The interview itself revolved a lot around pregnancy and family topics. Most of the information was certainly well intentioned. Perhaps there was an issue in the past and people were trying to be accommodating.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  3.  

    Admissions Counselor/Evaluator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at UC Santa Barbara.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process takes awhile. On the phone interview, I was asked around 10-15 HR type questions by the hiring panel (made up of employees in the department I was applying for). This portion took one hour. I was then called by a second panel (current employees in the position I'm applying for) and talked to them for about 20 minutes. A couple of questions were repeated. They were all very normal questions, such as "Would you consider yourself an independent person or a team player? and What was the biggest challenge in your last job?".

    Interview Questions
    • Name a project where you were unsuccessful and explain why.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Junior Specialist Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at UC Santa Barbara.

    Interview Details

    Graduate school process. Very short. Can you do this kind of work? The job does not pay as much as industry, but we do provide medical and dental and a nice enviroment and you get to try your own experments. Does this sound like job for You?

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    short
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Graphic Design, Marketing, and Social Media Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had an in-person interview with two people who worked in the more creative side of the SSI&T department. They asked questions from a formal list (front and back of a piece of paper) and jotted down my answers. The interview lasted for about an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • Clients sometimes don't know what's best for them. They envision it one way but it's not really the best way to solve their problem. How do you address this issue? How do you explain to the client?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase. Set student salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UC Santa Barbara.

    Interview Details

    Your job appointment status depends on your PI. Speak with all of their current students and if they are unwilling to speak clearly and honestly take that as a warning. Also, be aware that they can fire you at any time for any reason and you have no power to appose it not will the department help or protect you.

    Interview Questions
    • They will just ask you random questions based upon your previous research experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by campus visit, seminar

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at UC Santa Barbara.

    Interview Details

    I graduate from UCSB. So no interview...

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It was a quite good offer.
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Student Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at UC Santa Barbara.

    Interview Details

    The application process was done through the Student Personnel Assistance (SPA) office of the UCen. After that, I got a call from the Student Manager who asked some basic availability and experience questions (although no experience is needed). If you decline to work weekends and/or nights, you definitely will not get hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you available to work night and weekends?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You get the set student hourly wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UC Santa Barbara.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at GauchoLink and heard back about two weeks later. I went in for an interview and about two days later I was hired. This was for an administrative student assistant job at the Office of Admissions. I talked a lot about my volunteer experience because I did not have work experience yet. I interviewed with two people and they were both very nice and made me feel it was a relaxed interview. They talked about what the job was like and asked me questions relating to how I would do those things.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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