University of Memphis
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University of Memphis Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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Graduate Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Memphis, TN

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Memphis in August 2013.

Interview Details – I am International Student. I got admitted in the Graduate school for Masters Degree in Computer Science, University of memphis for Fall 2013. I had Applied for the Graduate Assistant Position in the August. I got the Assistant ship in the last week of August. There was no Interview for this postion.

Interview Question – There is no interview for this position.   Answer Question

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Technical Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Memphis, TN

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Memphis in January 2014.

Interview Details – Initial requirements: You MUST BE A CURRENTLY ENROLLED PART-TIME STUDENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY. Hours you have to be enrolled in differ depending on if you're an undergraduate or graduate, and if you're an international student.

It's a group interview. A lot of what they ask you to demonstrate are done through the University's eLearning system. They give you three questions and you'll need to answer one of them in an essay style format. They will also ask you to stand and give a 1-minute presentation of you; what you study, what activities you do at the University, and why you're applying. They will also administer a typing test. You have to score 40 WPM or more in order to continue.

At that point, you're given a 30 minute break, during which they will decide who to keep for the last part of the interview.

Since this is a position that requires some knowledge of IT, they may ask you how to handle a client whose computer is infected with a virus, or the basic steps of walking a client through resetting their UM password. This is done during the second half. After this traditional interview process, you'll be in a classroom with everyone and the leadership coordinator while three other members of the team decide who to hire. The coordinator will encourage everyone to ask any questions and will occasionally give his experiences as well as the experiences of his co workers when he sees fit.

If you're hired you'll be taken to the Service Desk to fill in the usual paperwork in addition to Direct Deposit forms and an NDA. This takes about a half hour.

Interview Question – "Did you leave your previous position on a good note?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Minimum wage flat. No if ands or buts.

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Recruitment Coordinator Interview

Recruitment Coordinator
Memphis, TN

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Memphis in October 2009.

Interview Details – Initially submitted an application for a different position but was contacted by the Supervisor and encouraged to apply for the Recruitment Coordinator position instead. I submitted by resume, cover letter, and references. Within two weeks I was contacted to come in for an interview.

Interview Question – all questions were fairly routine.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate my salary. I wish that I had been able to.

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Assistant Professor Interview

Assistant Professor

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at University of Memphis.

Interview Details – Typical university, long and drawn out

Interview Question – Is entrepreneurship important?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary set, added moving expenses

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Graduate Assistant Interview

Graduate Assistant
Memphis, TN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Memphis in January 2009.

Interview Details – Questions they will ask:
How have you taken a difficult situation and turned it into something else. What was the outcome?
Do you work better in teams or as an individual?
What is your strength? Weakness?

Interview Question – IF you could be any animal what would that animal be?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I was told to keep my graduate assistance, I had to take 12 hours, work 20 hours, and had to be able to keep a 3.0. My stipend is $1000 a month, but after tax is only $900.

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Data Entry Interview

Anonymous Employee
Memphis, TN

The process took a day - interviewed at University of Memphis in September 2008.

Interview Details – sat in a one on one interview.

Interview Question – Why should i higher you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no real negotiations.

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Assistant Area Coordinator Interview

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Interviewed at University of Memphis

Interview Details – They'll begin interviewing for the Asst Area Coordinator position in Early May and want to complete by late May at the latest.

Interview Question – Not really a most difficult question just do your homework. Ask if they have a on-duty rounds schedule   Answer Question

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Graduate Assistant Interview

Graduate Assistant

Interviewed at University of Memphis

Interview Details – You must have high GPA and experience in Accounting and Auditing to be interview.

Interview Question – What can you do with your experience for us?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Paying salary and waving tuition.

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Memphis in September 2009.

Interview Details – One on one interview with professor who would be managing me. Prior to that there was communication via email.

Interview Question – What experience do you have that will allow you to perform efficiently at this position?   Answer Question

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