University of Minnesota Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
Updated Aug 13, 2014
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  1.  

    Program Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at University of Minnesota.

    Interview Details

    Can take very long since this is essentially working for the state. LOTS of applicants for every job. Applicants are initially screened by Central HR to see if you meet the basic requirements. Then, applicants are sent to the departments for review. I have worked in a few departments at the U now and I noticed that positions that are in the Academic Health Center or Medical School is much more rigorous when it comes to the interviewing process then in the Liberal Arts or something else.

    Interview Questions
    • What was one thing you did in your old job that demonstrated innovation?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Department went through HR so that they did not need to have that "difficult conversation" about salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Coordinator (Professional & Administrative - P&A Level) Interview

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    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Minnesota in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Separate on-site interviews with different faculty members on site, also met or interviewed with other staff that I would be working with if I was given the job. Other interactions by phone and email during the consideration process.

    Negotiation Details
    Starting salary, position title, start date
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Minnesota.

    Interview Details

    Few letters of recommendations from former mentors qualified me for this position as they were acquaintances with the PI. It took 2 weeks after initial contacts to receive an offer and paperwork from the HR.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation regarding the salary-benefits and insurance
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

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    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at University of Minnesota.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through official website, talked to future advisor through Skype before coming. My advisor is quite easy-going and didn't have too many questions since I don't speak English as first language. I received offer within 3 months

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Research Assistant PhD Interview

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    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at University of Minnesota.

    Interview Details

    telephone interview. two professors vs me. questioned about previous research experiences, research interests, how did I know about UofM, long term career goal. very relaxed atmosphere, lasted about 20~30 minutes. get offer letter the next day of the interview.

    Reasons for Declining

    not ranked as high as this institute

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Junior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Minnesota in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    My initial communication began by emailing a research professor who emailed me back three weeks later telling me the email mysteriously took three weeks for her to receive. Although I saw this was a red flag, I was desperate for a job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Research Assistant Interview

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    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Minnesota.

    Interview Details

    Applied through online system. Got an phone interview in 1 month. the phone talk is within 10 mins. Mainly about my previous research experience. The interviewer is pretty nice, no tricky questions, pretty informal talk. I think that the phone interview is mainly about testing my communication skills.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Custodian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    interviewed at University of Minnesota in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty straightforward. I submitted my documents and they got back to me within the next few days. Had an interview with my current supervisor who asked standard questions. Got an offer within the next few days.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Adjunct Professor Interview

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    Interview Details

    I was a Masters student when I was asked to apply for an adjunct assistant professor position. I think I was in the right place at the right time because someone else had just given their notice. I was offered the position before it was posted online. It was opened, I applied and the posting was closed.

    Negotiation Details
    Not much to negotiate in my department. Everyone who is adjunct makes the same salary. Perks are in the form of lighter teaching loads or release time.
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Minnesota in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by them via e-mail asking to apply, I did so and was accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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