UCLA Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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    Postgraduate Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at UCLA.

    Interview

    In person interview was formal, with an emphasis on technical questions. The hiring decision was made based upon recommendation letters, personal interviews, and an overall acceptance by the group I was going to work in. In general, it was a pretty standard postdoc interview process. I think anybody interviewing here should prepare for many questions about their prior research.

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    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    • how my previous work experience would help me with the position.   Answer Question
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    Project Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    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.

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    • Detailed questions about how I handled the termination of an employee.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I negotiated a slightly higher wage and a one month notice at my current job.

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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

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

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    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Had a formal interview process with the principal investigator. Gave a ppt presentation to the lab, and chatted with each of them about their experiences and likes and dislikes of the lab environment. Had private conversation with the principal investigator about job expectations and scientific project to be worked on.

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    • Describe your previous work   1 Answer
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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    • There were no difficult questions really. Just what I have done in the past.   Answer Question
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westwood, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UCLA (Westwood, CA).

    Interview

    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
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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The process consisted of connecting with the researcher, interviewing, and then being hired.

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    Resident Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Met with manager and was offered position within a week

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    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    The interview for a postdoctoral scholar can vary by department but here I describe my experience in a science/ clinical Department. I arrived at UCLA and meet with the members of the lab. I had a private meeting with the lab's main principal investigator (PI) to discuss both my research and the research that the PI was conducting. The PI was especially interested in discussing my skill set and how that could be used to work on the new projects that I would be working on if I got hired. Also, I presented my dissertation research to the lab PI and other members of the lab.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions were not gimmicky questions or case studies but instead related to my dissertation work.   1 Answer

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