University of Southern California Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2015
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    Student Services Advisor I 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 2011.

    Interview

    It was a three level process. First I received a phone interview. The second interview was over skype. The third interview was in person. The interview asked typical interview questions (future goals, job history, etc etc)

    Interview Questions

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    Special Projects Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    It was very simple. I had a brief phone screening, then I had three in-person interviews, two of which were conducted the same day. My first interviewer ended up being my boss. She was very communicative during the entire process.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your long-term goals?   1 Answer
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    It was 5 years ago - I remember everyone was very nice, but took a while for the process from beginning to end. It took over a month for a decision to be made. It was probably because the interview took place toward the end of the school year.

    Interview Questions

    • I can't accurately recall - I'm sure we discussed work style and experience.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    there was no negotiation

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    Teaching Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    There is no real official interview process, at least in my case. I'm sure that this will depend on the specific school that you want to work with. I contacted the teacher directly to see if they had any openings and set it up completely through them. I don't even think there were any specific interview questions asked, I was familiar with the teacher from taking the class previously and the whole process was fairly painless.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation allowed

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    Office for Wellness and Health Promotion Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    General stuff. They asked questions that essentially just were to understand if you were going to be able to get along with the culture of their office. They also asked about history and understanding of mental health and sexual wellness issues, just to get a sense of your comfort level discussing those topics, as they are an extremely progressive office.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most important thing university students could benefit from in their lifestyle?   Answer Question
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    ITS Customer Support Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    It started with Mervin calling me on my phone and then we set up a time for the interview. They didn't require experience because the first two weeks on the job they teach you everything you will need to know. It was good!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us of a strength and weakness   1 Answer
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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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    Administrative 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) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Very pleasant. Very casual. Very friendly. My supervisor had made the decision to hire me as I walked in. I originally worked in a parallel depart through a temp agency. While working, I approached the other department and inquired after positions. They hired me quickly because they already saw me at work.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle working with a VIP with media requests?   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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    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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