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Bates College Interview Questions

Interviews at Bates College

13 Interview Reviews

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bates College (Lewiston, ME) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Committee style interview. Very comfortable setting and overall calm and comfortable process. Open ended questions, open for me to ask questions. Very knowledgeable panel. Representatives from each relevant department present.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I thought I was the best for the job   1 Answer

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bates College (Lewiston, ME).

    Interview

    Long wait for interview, one interview and then a long wait for offer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

  3.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bates College (Lewiston, ME).

    Interview

    I was interviewed for about 5 minutes and offered a job. This was before the use of hiring committees.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations


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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Received an email over the summer inviting me to be a TA. There was no interview. I accepted the position.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotitation


  5.  

    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bates College (Lewiston, ME) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Brief practical interview with the student manager. Asked questions about my past jobs and how they would help in this role, my personal life (extracurriculars), future goals and how it related to tech, and questions about how I would solve certain computer issues. Also asked how I would solve problems I had never encountered.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a computer screen was black, but the computer was on?   1 Answer

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    Chef Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bates College.

    Interview

    Know your stuff. Sauces, spices, etc. If you don't you might as well be an entry cook

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    started out reasonable was given a raise later


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    Assistant Dean of Admissions Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bates College (Lewiston, ME).

    Interview

    Interviewing is conducted over a full work day, wherein candidates meet with representatives from admissions, student services, and affirmative action. Bates in most cases may take care of travel accommodations if their coming in from out of state.

    Interview Questions

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    Academic Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewiston, ME
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Bates College (Lewiston, ME).

    Interview

    I was asked to interview within a few days of submitting my application. The interview was conducted by a panel of 5 people, including professors. Everyone was very professional and courteous throughout the interview process, though the questions seemed more free form and off the cuff. In a sense, the questions were vague and didn’t really offer an opportunity to demonstrate that I (or the candidate) had the skills necessary for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • You have been asked to scan an entire shelf of files by Friday. How would your respond in this situation?   Answer Question
    • What do you think the responsibilities of this job are?   Answer Question
    • If a student wanders into the building, how would you offer to help him/her?   Answer Question
    • Do you think you would be fulfilled in this position?   Answer Question

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    Student Concierge Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Bates College (Lewiston, ME).

    Interview

    interview didn't take very long. Interviewer was interested in my interpersonal skills, ability to talk well on the phone etc. The interview process was pretty simple.

    Interview Questions


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    Bass Singer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Bates College (Lewiston, ME) in September 2013.

    Interview

    During a specific date range, I picked the audition time that suited me best. I was told to prepare a chorus and a verse of my favorite song - at the time it was Do I Wanna Know by the Arctic Monkeys. I entered the audition room where all the member of the Crosstones were sitting, ready to assess me. The musical director gave me various musical tasks so as to know my vocal range and my listening ability. I then sang my solo without background accompaniment.

    For the callback audition, I was given sheet music for Coldplay's Fix You. I studied the bass part with a bass singer from the Crosstones and other auditioners. For the audition itself, I sang my part with the rest of the group twice. I left the room, and that evening I received a phone call congratulating me.

    Interview Questions


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