University of Southern California Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2015
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    Accounting Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online a few days before the application closed. Got a call a day or two after the last day to apply. They gave me a brief run down of what the job entailed, the pay, and we went over my qualifications. They asked if I was still interested in applying and scheduled an interview. At the interview: Typical interview. Tell me about yourself. How does your previous experience relate to this position. Are you familiar with xxx software.

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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online, and then a few days later, was emailed to come in for an interview. It was surprisingly informal, and at the end the manager asked when I could start.

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    Administrative Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California in July 2015.

    Interview

    Received an email on a Friday to schedule an interview for the following Friday. Upon arrival, I had 20 minutes to do a writing sample based on a question that focused on my current job responsibilities. I interviewed with three individuals that work in the department. The interview was very comfortable. They asked a series of questions about my capabilities and past work experiences. A copy of the questions were provided to me to follow along. The interview lasted about 45 minutes. A couple hours after the interview, they started calling my references. I then received an email that same day requesting information to perform a background check. I was offered the position the following Monday.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this job? Tell us about your background that prepares you for it.   Answer Question
    • Describe how you function in a team.   Answer Question
    • What are your short term and long term professional goals?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None. I was pleased with the salary.

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    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Great experience. Def. learn alot through the process as you will speak with representatives who support students at a Tier 1 institution. Everyone I spoke with were professional and respectful. Def. come prepared knowing the department you are applying for.

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    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    The process was very professional and informative. Come prepared by focusing on the department and/or office to ensure you know the culture, objective, and purpose. Prepare examples and review interview questions. Stay true and humble.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the greatest obstacle you encountered and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
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    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    There was an initial telephone screening; This involved a 30 minute conversation. Following the call, I had two additional in person interviews. I met with a committee and had an individual meeting the department chair.

    Interview Questions

    • What best prepared me for the position.   1 Answer
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    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    selected from the phd pool. there is not an opportunity for non-students to teach. there may be some exception for recent grads. selected from the phd pool. there is not an opportunity for non-students to teach. there may be some exception for recent grads. selected from the phd pool. there is not an opportunity for non-students to teach. there may be some exception for recent grads

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    • i don'tselected from the phd pool. there is not an opportunity for non-students to teach. there may be some exception for recent grads remember   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there was no negotiation possible

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    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted the manager via email asking for any job opening he had in his department. He responded after a week or two when he had an opening for a student worker in the department. It was a one on one interview with the manager himself. HR was only involved in the process of hiring and no one from HR interviewed me.

    Interview Questions

    • This interview was for a IT Student worker position and was quite straightforward. He started by inquiring about me and then asked how much do you know about computers. The question were like how would you add a printer on a network, getting the MAC address of a PC, how would you change a graphics card or a hard drive on a computer and other similar questions. He kept the interview quite informal.   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Basically getting into faculty position entails submitting a CV to a search committee, and then being invited to give a job talk. I did not have to go through traditional style of interviews as in industry setting. I just spoke informally with the group that I would be working with.

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Company first emailed me after finding my resume on line. Asked to setup a call, facetime or skype interview. I opted for the phone interview. The interviewer called at scheduled time he went through a series of standard questions such as, "Tell me about yourself", "What are you strengths"...

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience streamlining or optimizing a business process and give examples.   1 Answer
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