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University of Chicago Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
76 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I worked in my previous phd advisor's lab, so there was no interview.I just asked my adivsor if he is willing to support me for another year. He is satisfied with my phd work and he wants me to lead the team to explore further in current research. So he immediately let me stay here.

    Negotiation Details
    Standard NIH salary for 1st year postdoc
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted application. Initially heard nothing but then was told by a department administrator that I was on the waitlist. After affirming that I would attend the school if admitted I was finally accepted off the waitlist about 3 weeks before the deadlines.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Chicago was a far more attractive option in terms of the grad school experience and the doors it would open afterwards.

    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at University of Chicago in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Extremely painless process, prompt callbacks, interviewers (hiring manager, doctors, HR recruiter and team) were not intimidating, extremely positive experience. Convenient location, not the hustle and bustle of being downtown Chicago.

    Interview Questions
    • Usual interview questions, "how do you handle conflict?" "how are you on learning new things?", "do you adapt to change well?", etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I sent out lots of cold emails and eventually got a response. Interview will most likely vary by Professor but interview mainly involved just what kinds of software skills I had and how many hours I was willing to commit. He also gave me the nature of the work. For the Booth school, salary seemed to be understood to be around $10-15 for undergraduates.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. As I mentioned before, mainly software skills and how many hours I was willing to commit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at University of Chicago.

    Interview Details

    initial phone interview, then two rounds of in-person interviews which were both 3.5-4 hours long. About a week after my second in - person interview, I received a call from the University asking me to provide references that would be contacted. They were contacted, and shortly after they were i received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation, but I was happy with the offer regardless.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Index Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at University of Chicago.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, two in-person interviews. The in-person interviews were with three different groups, the CEO, management and peers. The interviews in-person lasted about 2 hours each time. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

    Interview Questions
    • Please relate your skills to managing large data. Give examples of your attention to detail and a process you helped improve.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Clinical Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Simple 3 part interview- mainly just behavioral questions and q's related to capacity to handle workload. Met with primary investigator, other clinical coordinators, and staff. Overall, it was a pain free process. Some positions may require a writing sample- mine did not require it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Research Specialist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It's was a very simple and relatively easy process. The person who interviewed me was very genuine and made me feel at ease. The questions were typical interview questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "Why are you interested in this position?" She described to me the position that I was interviewing for and that took a bulk of the time.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't really an unexpected question. Process was very basic.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10.  

    Research Professional I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at University of Chicago.

    Interview Details

    Promoted from Postdoc position. Had to give professional presentation for 1 hour and 1 on 1 interview with subject experts. I was impressed by the opportunity and projects and eventually took the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  11.  

    Research Lab Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Chicago.

    Interview Details

    It's really based on whether you know someone in the lab. The hiring is rarely formal or official. You just have to know someone in the lab that can tell the professor or their former manager. For big labs, there will be job posting on the university recruitment site.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you what you want to do after this. They mostly look for people who will pursue a grad school after this lab manager position, because they think it's an indicator of how motivated you are.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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