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Boston University Interview Questions

Updated May 7, 2017
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston University.

    Interview

    I was called in for an Interview at HR, which was very easy, the woman asked some basic questions and gave me some information about benefits. However, I had not been previously informed that after that interview I would immediately have to go to an interview with the department manager for the position I applied for (they had set up the interview saying it was an interview with HR). I had worked at BU as a student and already knew the manager so it wasn't too bad for me, but talking to others who were hired after me, I think it was a little more disconcerting for them. The hiring process after the interview went pretty quickly.

    Interview Questions

    • They were all pretty typical behavioral type questions. I already knew the manager from previously working at BU so we got a bit off topic with things and it turned into more of just a chat than an interview   1 Answer

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I have applied through the university job listing. After that i got a call from them and they scheduled my interview.

    It was very good.. I was already prepared for all the questions hence I didnt face any issue.

    Interview Questions


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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied via the online portal from BU site, followed by in person interview where they discussed my core competencies to decide which ongoing research project that I might be a good fit for based on my profile and skills

    Interview Questions


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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Application was made through the internet web site, and the submitted documents were reviewed by a committee. No any other type of interview process, But requiring a 84 Toefl exam and GRE exam and also above 3.0 GPA

    Interview Questions


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    Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online at career website for the company, received a call within a couple of weeks and completed phone interview, then was asked to come in within the same week. Interviewed with supervisor of the position, then came back for a second interview with the supervisor's boss. First interview was very good, second interview the interviewer did not ask many questions, talked a lot about himself.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewer spending a lot of time talking and not enough asking questions. It was hard to talk about myself or highlight my attributes when he just kept talking about himself.   Answer Question

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    IT Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The Interview took about 15 minutes, in a closed room, one on one. He asked about past work experiences, and some small questions to get a feel for my personality. He then gave a few hypothetical work scenarios and asked how I would respond/deal with each one.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a client came and asked for help on some software you had never even heard of before?   Answer Question

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston University.

    Interview

    Two rounds of interviews. First was with HR and one hiring manager with basic job interview questions. Second interview was with three senior staff and had more behavioral and industry specific questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the three biggest challenges in higher education today?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Offered me what I stated my current salary was and negotiated for slightly more.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I had a 30 minute phone interview, followed by a 45 min in person interview with the supervisor and another staff member. The final round interview was between myself, my supervisor and faculty whom I would be directly supporting, it was about an hour long. Once the position was offered to me, I had to do a final interview with HR - this is standard at BU, but catches you a little off guard since you've been offered the job by the people you'll be working with. The interview with HR asked me to describe my qualifications for the position, my salary requirements and gave me an opportunity to ask questions about benefits.

    Interview Questions

    • Most interview questions were fairly generic. Faculty asked me what my greatest challenge in my previous position was.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There isn't much room to negotiate, in my experience, particularly at lower level roles.


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    Program Manager CSC Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I have always had positive interview experiences for student positions at Boston University. The CSC office is no different. The Director and Asst. Director as well as students in the interview make you feel welcome and like you are worth their time. This immediately put me at ease and allowed me to focus on crafting my responses instead of my nerves. Further, they find places to relate to you.

    Interview Questions

    • They always try to put people at ease by asking them something like what song describes you or who would play you in a movie. This isn't something I generally think about so I just said the first thing that popped into my head, which probably didn't make any sense.   Answer Question

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    Web Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Boston University (Boston, MA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    A long process, meeting with managers, directors and HR. Though the process was slow, it's common in education and the interviews weren't too difficult. Showing your work in a practical format is critical to getting more interviews/noticed.

    Interview Questions

    • A problem relating to your field you encountered, how did you solve it?   Answer Question

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Star Star Star Star Star   Former Graduate Research Assistant in Boston, MA

Pros: “Getting paid to learn each day! Working 1 on 1 with some of the smartest professors in the world on high-level research.”“Getting paid to learn each day! Working 1 on 1 with some of the smartest professors in the world on high-level research.” – Full Review

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