UCLA Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Updated Jul 30, 2014
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  1.  

    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    received a call from the very friendly supervisor asking if i would be interested in doing a face-to-face interview. i had one interview with the supervisor and she was very casual and easygoing. she called me later that night with a job offer. a couple weeks later i had an orientation and my first day of training.

    Interview Questions
    • how my previous work experience would help me with the position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at UCLA in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed via skype as I am from Europe. It was quite straight forward, but I would advise to visit the lab/institution before signing a contract. It is difficult to get a realistic impression before meeting your employer in person.

    Interview Questions
    • No real unexpected or difficult questions in regards to the job itself.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at UCLA in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I worked with my advisor for a quarter and then he hired me. there was no formal interview, only a discussion of interests. The hiring depended on the funding he had at that point. He had obtained a project at that point which was of my interest as well. I joined his group in the summer.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no interview, but I worked on a project for which I had no background. So there is a learning curve involved. this seasoned me for the type of projects that we would work on.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at UCLA.

    Interview Details

    Set up a detailed profile on their employment site. From there applying for multiple jobs is easy. It can take a long time to get through the hiring process, from hearing back about your application, through interviews and getting an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Detailed questions about how I handled the termination of an employee.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated a slightly higher wage and a one month notice at my current job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application. Submission of undergraduate transcripts, degree and recommendation letters.

    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at UCLA in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    1. email the professors you are interested to get interviews. Your salary will most likely depend on the funding situation of the professor.
    2. Be very eager. Even if they did not reply or shows no interests, it is usually a good idea to knock on their door.
    3. talk to professors, and if they are willing to hire you, your chance of getting admission is catapulted.
    4. submit the whole application package to the department.
    5. wait for admission, and need to constantly check with professor and remind them of your existence.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Graduate student gets whatever paid by the professor. One thing is you should mention your years of experience because that makes a difference in the salary level you are as a GSR.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 4 months - interviewed at UCLA in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Give a 45-min presentation with 15min Q&A, nothing unexpected. Paperwork takes a while

    Negotiation Details
    not too much to negotiate as it's NIH standard
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied to a PhD program in the usual way. GRE, TOEFL, LoRs, diplomas etc. I had to go through a skype interview also. At the end, I got admitted. Now, I am in my third year.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions really. Just what I have done in the past.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Video Production Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at UCLA in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Written application, interview with supervisor

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a situation in which you worked with a team and solved a problem.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Westwood, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Westwood, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UCLA.

    Interview Details

    They use an outside company as the first point of contact and will conduct a phone interview initially.

    Interview Questions
    • You just need to know your experience well and make it relate to the job you are interviewing for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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