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University of Southern Mississippi Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 12, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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7 candidate interviews
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Graduate Assistant Interview

Graduate Assistant

I applied online and interviewed at University of Southern Mississippi.

Interview Details – I applied online and received an email asking to set up a phone interview. From there, I scheduled a phone interview and a few days later got a phone call asking to schedule a on-campus interview. On my on-campus interview, I had three different interviews. First round one-on-one, second round panel of students, and third round panel of higher ups.

Interview Question – If you were a raindrop and you could fall anywhere in the world where would it be and why?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Professor Interview

Assistant Professor
Hattiesburg, MS

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Southern Mississippi.

Interview Details – The interview spanned 2 days of interviews, presentations, dinners, and meetings. The people appeared very nice and seemed to be a great place to work. There were signs of the problems that arose in the future that, had I been more experienced, I would have noticed.

Interview Question – All of the questions were pre-scripted and not unexpected. However, the real estate agent that took us on a tour of the city asked some personal questions because she remembered meeting me six years prior.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They informed me that they wanted to hire me and would be submitting a request for my contract. I did not negotiate the pay or terms, but wish I had.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Moving Crew Interview

Moving Crew
Hattiesburg, MS

The process took a day - interviewed at University of Southern Mississippi in August 2011.

Interview Details – I called the human resources manager who brought me in for a interview, first with him, and finishing with the Assistant Director of the Physical Plant. The interview was very laid back. The job called for physical labor so the questions asked were mainly about past work experience.

Interview Question – Have you ever preformed manual labor?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Resident Assistant Interview

Resident Assistant
Hattiesburg, MS

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Southern Mississippi in September 2010.

Interview Details – It is a very rigorous series of interviews and group tasks as you apply for this job interview.

Interview Question – If you were to have a disagree with your supervisor, how would you handle it?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Student Support Director Interview

Student Support Director

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Southern Mississippi in June 2012.

Interview Details – The online application process did not work. Tried working with their HR dept. but they were only helpful when I went to the office in person. Emailing them was a waste of time. It did eventually get fixed, but only after the face-to-face exchange (which was pleasant).

The phone interview was disappointing because I could not hear the interviewers. I asked them to repeat questions, but they did nothing to increase their volume. I wish phone interviewers would start picking up the receiver when they talk.

Interview Question – How are you going to separate your personal goals from your professional goals?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at University of Southern Mississippi in January 2010.

Interview Details – friendly people and warm process. enjoyed the whole thing.

Interview Question – what is your strongest skill in doing research?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Assistant Professor Interview

Assistant Professor

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Southern Mississippi in November 2011.

Interview Details – After phone interview got campus visit invitation appx 2 weeks after phone interview.
Friendly, Inadequate facilities but planned for renovation

Interview Question – Why do you want to move to the South.   View Answer

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