University of Southern California Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
102 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    USC send an email notifying that they accept us as a graduate student. A few weeks later, they will send us a letter of acceptance by mail, which we should complete and send it back. Next thing is, they will send us an I-20 (for non-US citizen) and USC booklet. Last but not least, there will be a professor who will contact us

    Interview Questions
    • Basically, the question is about our research experience, which should be easy to answer for a graduate student   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Student Library Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Southern California in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Send in application
    Wait for call
    Go in for interview
    If you have relevant experience, focus on it

    Interview Questions
    • Almost all the question were standard questions. They just wanted to see if I could handle patrons at the front desk   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, its a student worker pay scale which is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Executive Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hollywood, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hollywood, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Southern California in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with superiors and subordinates

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Southern California.

    Interview Details

    Simple Interview w/ hiring staff

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Campus Center Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at University of Southern California in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    They asked me general questions about RTCC and university of Southern California. They asked me what do I like about the university and stuff. They asked me to arrange chairs and tables

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at University of Southern California in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Began with phone interview followed by a team interview and then two 1:1 interviews. Took a bit too long between steps.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Southern California.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, simple questions. I think that could be very different for other positions, but in my case I was applying for a position for which I guess a very specific skill set was needed (risk analysis) and I happened to be a good match for it.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions like, tell me about yourself or how do you see yourself in ten years times   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase, postdocs get standard salaries.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Grader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Southern California in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got A in the course I work for, then I contact the instructor for an opportunity of grader.
    Professor offer me the position during winter break. Sign contract with the assistant from our department. Then work.

    Interview Questions
    • There is no interview. I got A in the course and I show my interest to be a grader during winter break. Professor offer me the position. That is all.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Talk about experience on algorithm research, any rewards, research direction. Some detailed breakthrough while dealing with a hard problem. Plans on further research.

    Interview Questions
    • Detailed breakthrough on dealing with a hard problem. Sometimes, I have explain as detailed as I can. But the project I made was large.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Wanna gain experience on career development but not research.

    Declined Offer
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    Membership Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at University of Southern California in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Online application with a follow-up in person 30 minute interview. Very basic questions such why do you want to work for membership and replied by the end of the week.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have work study? If you don't you probably will not get the job   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Received a quarter raise every semester.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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