Virginia Tech Interview Questions

Updated Oct 1, 2014
Updated Oct 1, 2014
42 Interview Reviews

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Virginia Tech.

    Interview Details

    Professor asked me about my previous research experience and how it relates to my graduate degree ambition. He also asked about my end-goal, i.e. a masters or a phd degree.
    Finally he went to explore the ongoing research topics at his lab.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    GTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Short Interview for TA position. Had to prepare a short presentation. Short Interview for TA position. Had to prepare a short presentation.Short Interview for TA position. Had to prepare a short presentation.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Easy and Friendly. Dress in Business attire and the Virginia Tech Carer Service Center is Also able to help prep you before your actual interview via appointment or walk in

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Academic Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blacksburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blacksburg, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Virginia Tech in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very quick process, took about a month (which, yes, is fast in higher education). Did not end up receiving an offer but each part of the process (including travel coordination and flexibility around my schedule with a big trip having already been planned) was handled punctually and professionally. I was very impressed with the entire process.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you define success and how do you expect to execute that in this position, if given the opportunity?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Virginia Tech in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a full time instructor position with Virginia Tech's English Department. The close date for applications was 5/30 and candidates were contacted in mid June. I was contacted June 16th to set up a Skype interview with a 6 person hiring committee. My Skype interview was scheduled for June 30th. The interview went very well. I was questioned by each member of the committee and afterward I was told I would be "notified within 2 weeks either way." Come August 6th, I realized I had heard nothing back on the position, and the start date was to be August 10th. I sent an email asking the status of the position and received no response. Today, one month from sending the email, the status of the job changed to "Position Filled" and my followup email remains unanswered. I feel it is highly unprofessional of this institution to fail to follow through when a candidate is told they will hear back within 2 weeks. Even a form email notifying candidates of the position being filled would be more appropriate than no contact or response at all. If you apply to a teaching position with Virginia Tech, be aware you may not be notified if you are no longer being considered for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question I received was regarding diversity in the classroom. I did not prepare to answer this question and had to offer my response on the fly because I have always taught for highly diverse colleges and had never thought about speaking to teaching differently in a diverse environment since it is all I know.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Virginia Tech.

    Interview Details

    Three posdocs conducted the interview. Questions were based on your resume.

    Accepted Offer
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    Physics TA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A phone interview was made before hiring.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted application, went to Corps of Cadets program Orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Virginia Tech.

    Interview Details

    Very descriptive initial email and prompt response. Post interview took several weeks to hear back though

    Interview Questions
    • What qualities do you most and least value in a supervisor.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Virginia Tech.

    Interview Details

    Three round interview- first on the phone with committee (5 people), in person with committee, then on phone with director only

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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