University of Minnesota Interview Questions

Updated Oct 7, 2014
Updated Oct 7, 2014
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I responded to an online job advertisement, which asked for a cover letter, CV, and three references. I was then asked to have an interview over skype since I was on a different continent. I had the interview and several weeks later was offered the job via email.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Minnesota in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got a phone interview about a week later. There was nothing unexpected in the phone interview - they just clarified my skills and made sure that I was a good fit. I asked a lot of questions regarding what they expected of me and more specifics about the job. Soon after I learned that I'd gotten the position! Overall an easy process!

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing unexpected. They just wanted to clarify my skills and make sure I was a good fit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    There was one interview. Behavioral and resume review. Got back within 3 business days with an offer for the Project Management Assistant with Office of Information Technology

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied through the UMN employment site, which allows you to directly upload all your documents (CV, cover letter, etc.). Within several days I was emailed to set up an interview time. Several days later I had my interview on site and was then given a tour of our building. Within a week I was called with notification that I was given the position! Email communication was always very prompt.

    Interview Questions
    • As I was working in a department within the medical school, many questions involved patient privacy within clinical trials, familiarities with HIPPA guidelines, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Development Representative Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at University of Minnesota in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Was incredibly easy. Basically if they ask you to come in for a second interview after the phone interview you have the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    At first it was with a phone interview. Then there was a 2 hour meeting in person broken up into 4 15 minute sessions with breaks in between. One meeting was one-on-one. One was with a small group, then a larger group, and a larger group. They showed me around and were very friendly. This was a different interview than I expected, but it was a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • They described a typical situation that comes up for the administrative position and asked how I would handle it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Undergraduate Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at University of Minnesota in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I emailed professors about possible open positions in their lab, and communicated via email to organize an interview. A single one on one interview followed, both times a job offer was made on the spot. One position was unpaid initially, with pay starting later on, and the other job was a work study position at the University.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Undergraduate Programs Advisor Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Minnesota in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume and a cover letter for the vacancy when it was announced via the department's list serve. I got a call back to set up a face to face interview. I didn't receive a job offer initially but the following semester I was offered the position and I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • I think the most difficult question was how would I apply student development theory to my everyday work with undergraduate students. There isn't a real right or wrong answer but I think the interviewer was looking to see if you were aware of applicable theories that might help guide you in working with a diverse student population   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    there wasn't really a negotiation phase just the offer letter
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Web Developer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Long response wait time. Interview was simple.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IST Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Minnesota in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    One on on interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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