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Columbia University Interview Questions

Updated Nov 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Contacted the HR and gave me an interview. She was a nice lady and she asked me how many hours can I work per week, do I know how use Excel and some other basic questions.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Columbia University.

    Interview

    challenging but not too hard; it was half an hour and everything was as you would expect. there was no unexpected question . if you prepare for t, it is going to be ok

    Interview Questions

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    Housing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Introduced to the staff and shown around what the work environment would consist of. Also I was asked questions regarding my professional background. Asked how many experience I have in administrative duties.

    Interview Questions

    • Explained the job duties and asked if I had experience in what my job description would be.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Adjunct Associate Professor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    There was no interview process. The selection is based on the grade that you got in the class when you took it. The best students of the particular class are usually offer the opportunity to have this role.

    Interview Questions

    • There was not interview. The selection is based on your grade in the class.   1 Answer

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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Not what I'm used to and somewhat informal. Except for "why are you leaving your current position", there were no questions. Just senior personnel rambling about their own work. I tried to volunteer more information about myself and qualifications, but I'd just get interrupting with more rambling. Then, when job description quickly became ambiguous--"other duties as assigned"---I just felt really concerned and frustrated. I just wanted to go home a.s.a.p.

    Interview Questions

    • "Why are you leaving your current position?" That's all!   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Columbia University.

    Interview

    Informally met to discuss possible research opportunities. We reviewed previous projects that people have done, and discussed what kinds of projects that I would be involved in. Met some members of the lab.

    Interview Questions


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    General Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Referred by a current staff memeber. One on one interview with manager on site. Extremely comfortable environment. Got tour of facilities immediately. Overall very positive experience with staff and management.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you have experienced, either given or recieved exceptional customer service?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in June 2017.

    Interview

    10-15 minute phone call where PI discussed their research and asked questions regarding my interest and availability. This was followed by a 20 minute in-person panel interview, where I was asked about my background, future goals, and tested on my Spanish proficiency.

    Interview Questions

    • What position are you most proud of?

      What is your biggest professional weakness?

      How would you deal with a patient who is not fully aware of the research goals?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Columbia University.

    Interview

    Today, many companies have an involved interview process starting with screening interviews, which often take place on the phone, followed by in-person interviews, second interviews, and even third interviews. In addition to a hiring manager, you make meet with managers, employees, and other staff.

    Interview Questions

    • In addition to a hiring manager, you make meet with managers, employees, and other staff.   1 Answer

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    Admin Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in May 2017.

    Interview

    very quick, simple. Questions were basic. I didnt go in with any prepared form of how to answer the questions. I met with two individuals who were very easy going and the interview was more conversational. They wanted to get to know me to see how I'd fit in with the atmosphere of the workplace

    Interview Questions

    • Availability, Summer plans, Interest   1 Answer

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