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Carnegie Mellon University Interview Questions in Pittsburgh, PA

Updated Mar 8, 2017
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    Computing Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Mostly behavioural interview not too many technical questions since they have a good idea based on the classes I have taken. focused more on the dynamics of working within a team and how I would deal with certain situations i.e. uncooperative team member etc. Also asked about prior experience in working with code/ projects done in class etc.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle an urgent ticket at work   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I have the interview two weeks ago. The man asked me about my project experience and some CS fundamental knowledge. Then give me the coding question. Not too hard. I didn't received offer from them. This is a small company.

    Interview Questions

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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted a week after applying. The HR worker emailed me first to set up a phone interview. After the the phone interview I was informed that I would be contacted again if the recruiting manager wanted to move forward after reviewing the phone interview results.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for CMU?   1 Answer
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    Innovation Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Interview was very fast and quick, they got back to me very quickly. Two people were there to interview, asked mostly behavioral questions. There were no technical questions asked.

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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I had applied for another position at the university, which was filled internally. I got an email from HR asking for a phone interview later that week. A week later, I received an email asking me to pick a time for in-person. The process lasted four hours and required me to meet with groups of people at different times. It was very different and much longer than any interview I've ever had, but I enjoyed it enough to accept the offer a week later.

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    Pre-College Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was straightforward. Applied online, everyone undergoes a group interview that tests your team ability and an individual behavioral interview that gauges your interest about the position and what you would bring to the program.

    Interview Questions

    • What activity/club would you start as a counselor for the students?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    Interview process for a graduate student is pretty standard. By the time you go for an interview, you are already accepted into the program so meeting them is just knowing everyone better, learning the culture and for helping you to decide if you want to go with this school/program.

    Interview Questions

    • About your resume, undergraduate experience, future interest, skills and expertise. It was pretty general. Just be prepared to tell about your undergraduate research experience.   Answer Question
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Interview lasted for 1 hour. I was quizzed about the subject. Evaluated past performances and my ability to interact with students. The professors have been doing this for a very long time so they ultimately know what they expect in a teaching assistant and so I was asked questions about my knowledge on specific issues which are newly introduced to the curriculum and was gauged on how well I handled topics I am not aware of. I was made aware of the qualms of the work, like workload, responding to a student in doubt and the technical issues with grading and updating the lists on the university blackboard portal.

    Interview Questions

    • Past experience with the subject
      Presentation skills
      Interpersonal skills  
      Answer Question
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    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    The hiring process for undergraduate TA's varies on the course you are applying to teach for. Some courses conduct formal interviews, with a series of questions that targets both subject knowledge and interpersonal skills and decision making.

    Sometimes, a casual conversation with the professor is all that is required. But regardless, you are expected to have excellent performance in the class, or in an equivalent one.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to gain from being a Teaching Assistant?   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was very standard for a technician position: I was asked for my background in research, my career goals, and my research interests. I was then given an overview of the lab's current research directions, during which I was expected to ask questions to fill in my gaps in understanding. Overall, a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your career goals after the completion of your project here?   Answer Question
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