University of Michigan Interview Questions

Updated Jun 23, 2015
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    Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    College Application and wrote an essay. I applied to the business school as well as the engineering school. The process took about 2 months as I applied for early admission. It is based on a rolling basis so they get back to you as soon as possible.

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    Writing Tutor/Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    You apply for entry into a year-long training program. If accepted, you spend one semester in the Writing 300 course (about 20 people in my section). Based on your performance there, you may be invited into Writing 301, where the classes consist of mandatory staff meetings (one hour each). The cuts mainly happen at Writing 300.

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    • Not a question per se, but I got the sense that applicants' thoughtfulness on Writing 300 essays was the main criterion. Most prompts asked us to reflect on the writing process, power dynamics in the university, and things of that nature.   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Laid back. I was offered the job the same day. They just wanted to make sure they weren't hiring some bum, I suppose. I was interviewed by a team of research staff. The principal investigator was late but was still very impressed with the overall interview and my performance. Although she thought that I lacked experience, she offered me another position in her department. Many former students work for the university as well as individuals in transition. You get a lot of experience that can take you places.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at University of Michigan.

    Interview

    nothing special. personality fit. be nice and be polite. don't be a jerk. be humble and be yourself. show that you have flexible schedule and great work ethics. be confident and be patient. one rounds of interview

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    • do you have leadership experience? what are your special skills? What year are you? what are your previous jobs?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Student Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    No interview, it is part of the work that you have to do being a Graduate Student. You will have some choice and will be assigned to one depending on demand

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    BEC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at University of Michigan.

    Interview

    Interview was scheduled quickly after applying. The interview was a great opportunity to communicate my skills and abilities as well as understand about expectations. Great interview ettiquette. My interviewer who is also my boss is great and accommodating

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    Media Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    After submitting my application, I heard back within a few days. There was just a quick behavioral interview. The position was more about fit than anything. They did ask some technical questions about my experience, but nothing unexpected or difficult given the nature of the position. The whole thing lasted less than 45 minutes.

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    Negotiation

    No real negotiation since it was just a part-time gig.

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    Bus Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at University of Michigan.

    Interview

    Very behavioral-based. The interviewer takes you to a secluded office and asks you a few basic questions: Why do you want the job? How many hours can you work per week? What are your strengths? What are some of your weaknesses?

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    Development Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Overall, the process can be summed up by "hurry up and wait!" As with most companies or institutions of this size, there are a lot of boxes that need to be checked and people that need to be involved in the hiring decision. Sometimes their schedules may not be easily aligned and that may require patience as you move through the process though there are often short bursts of a lot of activity and requirements for information from the applicant on short notice.

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    • There weren't many difficult or unexpected questions, though HR will ask a lot of "tell me about a time when you ... " questions on the spot. You'll need to be prepared to answer as best you can in the moment. Probably an exercise to see how quickly you can think on your feet more than actually getting the best, most accurate answer.   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at University of Michigan in September 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted via email for interview. Had interviews with 2 managers immediately followed by a group interview with 4 coworkers. Briefly spoke with Administrative Assistant afterward who was not sure if they were doing second interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you relate to College of Engineering students?   1 Answer
    • What do you think is the biggest challenge facing students today?   1 Answer

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