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University of Pennsylvania Interview Questions

Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014
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    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

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    Interview Details

    Phone interview. Discuss research experience, career plans, research interests.
    On site: Give research talk to group, meet with other members.

    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Student Interview

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    Interview Details

    i have just started to apply. Will update when get a call

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

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    Interview Details

    give a presentation of about 45 min and talk to PI and group members, usually takes an entire day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    IT Senior Project Leader Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at University of Pennsylvania.

    Interview Details

    Most communication was via email. There were two rounds of in person interviews. The entire process took almost (no joke!) one year from initial application to start date.
    Interviews were pretty laid back and unstructured and included some phone screens, one on one and then a panel or two. Once interviews were complete it still took over a month for an offer to be pulled together.

    Interview Questions
    • Candidates are quizzed more on technical expertise than management/leadership skills though the latter is more relevant to the position in question. It's a very good indicator of what the current management values and how the place really runs.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary range was pretty much set. Benefits (PTO etc) are not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Interview Details

    This was a rather informal process. I e-mailed many professors who worked in the area of what I was interested in. After that, I met with several professors. This professors was interested in what I was doing and was willing to work with me to help him with his research project. So far, he has been a great mentor. I met with him several other times in order to make sure that our interests aligned.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Interview Details

    I applied online through the university career portal by searching for the jobs I was interested in. I got an interview call from one of the employers after a week or so. The interview was quite simple, was just asked to go over my resume and justify why I wanted that position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Lab Engineer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at University of Pennsylvania.

    Interview Details

    HR and technical interview with different professors os the department.
    Since I was a student, it was easier for me as most of the professors I interviewed with knew me.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Associate Interview

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    Interview Details

    Great work culture. Competitive hiring process and wonderful research environment. Love the food carts for lunch around the campus.

    Interview Questions
    • How is that you can work along with your wife in the same department   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Specialist A Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Pennsylvania.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a former employer. The hiring and interview process took three weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't asked too many questions. The employer was already familiar with my work.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at University of Pennsylvania.

    Interview Details

    On campus job - one round, casual and comfortable

    Interview Questions
    • General questions, e.g. How would you manage your time?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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