University of Utah Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview

    Good, but difficult questions were asked that lasted about 30 minutes it was nothing much beyond that I would say that it was okay but ultimately it was not called but there could be some preparation made if you wanted to prepare that would be your choice

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    Undergraduate Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview

    Got hired because one of my professors worked for the company and they offered me a job based off of my in class performance.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation was open to me as I was an undergraduate.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview

    I contacted the professors one by one and arrange a time in their office. Then go through the application process. The interview is to make sure they need my skill and they want to suppose my PhD program.

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    • There was no unexpected question, but the working load is much more than I expect.   Answer Question
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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) in January 2014.

    Interview

    applied online, two interviews, one on one style, mostly talked about scheduling, experience, and what type of worker one is. The process of hiring, especially for part-time, is quite quick.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Talk with the professor and some basic skill questions

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    Data Entry Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Asked typical questions about how I handled a difficult situation.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview

    Heavily weighted by transcripts and letters of recommendation. Indications of past success are huge. Candidates with some previous graduate school experience have an advantage.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to work on?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Virtually no negotiation. Not much flexibility in what students can haggle.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at University of Utah in September 2013.

    Interview

    I’ll first start off by talking about the initial application submission. I wasn’t sure if the University of Utah used an automated filtering system/automatic data extraction function with their electronic applicants, and seeing as how I was using a PDF for my resume, I had to call the employment department just to make sure. They informed me that actual humans do review each application, so anyone who submits a PDF or other in-extractable document type need not worry about this. After submitting my application, it took about 1.5 weeks to first hear back from the hiring manager. She was very enthusiastic and requested that I submit a marketing proposal as part of the first round of interviews. I won’t get into the details of it, but she did provide some guidelines for what was to be included in the proposal. I was given about a week to complete the proposal and submit it back to her. It took about another week or week and a half to hear back from her again. I was very excited to have been selected to meet with her and a few others in person as part of the second round of interviews. I assumed at this point that there were only less than a handful of candidates they were seriously considering, so I felt confident. However, the second round interview was frankly, grueling. I’m not sure if this is an institution-wide procedure, but I was required to do a 15-minute presentation to the team I would be working with, followed by half an hour of panel interviews (by the same team of people), followed by another 45-minute interview with just the hiring manager and the director, and finally, to wrap up the TWO HOUR ordeal, a 20-minute writing test, which was to write a short marketing piece on the spot. This was the first time in my career that I’d experienced an interview process such as this one. I understand that a top institution would want to hire the best of the best (well, what company wouldn’t), but is it really necessary to make the candidate do a presentation AND a panel interview? Definitely seemed a little too bureaucratic for my taste. Not to mention, I definitely felt that dialogue was not encouraged. It was simply answer-the-question-answer-the-question-answer-the-question. No time to really have a real, human discussion. To satisfy the bonus points, I’ll give my two cents on the people and company culture. From what I picked up during the in-person interviews, the atmosphere definitely seemed a little more serious than what I’d imagined. One thing I emphasized several times throughout the interview, was that in my previous experience of being a student at the University of Utah, everyone I’d met who’d worked there seemed so happy and proud of what they did there. Ironically, the people interviewing me hardly seemed happy or proud at all. But maybe this was just a departmental issue. I can attest to this observation because during my presentation, I took a “joke break” and cracked a few jokes to lighten the mood a little, and I got a poor, disheartening response from the team. But the way I see it is, I probably wouldn’t have been a good fit there anyway if I wasn’t allowed to be myself. Oh, one last thing: I spent around a good 24 hours in total preparing for a job that I wouldn't even get in the end (from brainstorming for the marketing proposal and putting it together, to preparing for the interview, to spending two hours at the in-person interview). I won't say it was a monumental waste of time, but... well, you get it.

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    • What do you think are the top three barriers for non-traditional students or students of an ethnic minority to successfully attain a higher education?   1 Answer
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2013.

    Interview

    They asked me a lot of questions regarding the projects i did during my undergraduate.

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    Study Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Fairly simple and straight forward. Had to highlight all of my experiences and why i wanted to work in that field.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could write an autobiography what would the title be and why?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations

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