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Columbia University Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2017
289 Interview Reviews

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Application to the PhD program is standard. Three letters of recommendation are probably the most important, followed by research experience, then grades and reputation of undergraduate institution. There's also a personal statement and GRE scores.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no interview for my position, just the application.   Answer Question

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    No Offer

    Interview

    Got the interview opportunity after the resume was pre-screened. Most questions asked in the interview were very technical and closely related to the computer languages I listed on my resume. There are seldom behavioral questions asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Probablity: what is the probablity to pick up a pair of socks when choosing two socks from two red and two black socks?
      SQL: how to create index and do index search. What is the problem when using index with large dataset?   Answer Question
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    Work Study Intrn Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    i just had to fill out forms and be a student in the program

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    i just had to fill out government documentation


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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    I'm new to interview. I interviewed with Microsoft and Google. Microsoft just asked me some basic questions like "tell me your project experience" "what technology you are interested in recently". While google has two phone interview. Mostly about algorithm.

    Interview Questions


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    Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    There was one interview. It is pretty straight forward and questions are very manageable. I believe what they are trying to measure is your personality fit and not so much the academic one.

    Interview Questions


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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Columbia University.

    Interview

    Interviewer was nice, asked basic questions about experiences and education. Followed-up with them after the interview and again a week later as I had not yet heard anything. About a month after I had my interview I checked my status on JAC and noticed that the position had been filled.

    Interview Questions

    • What thoughts do you have on the future recruitment for our school?   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interviews with professors, no transparency. There is no true bar or a way to tell who gets accepted

    Interview Questions

    • I wasn't asked anything particularly difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    the lucky few get follow up interviews to ensure they are a good fit. the unfortunate get selected blindly and may get stuck with a horrible manager.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia University.

    Interview

    I got the job through a former professor who appreciated my work. The hiring and interview process was very lax, and because I was hourly, it was not a big deal about how much or where I worked.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    not applicable


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia University.

    Interview

    Applied through the Columbia website and interviewed with senior management. The interview process was easy, but rather long time between interview and actual hiring

    Interview Questions

    • How can you contribute to the work of NCDP in a unique and meaningful way?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiating. There is a set budget and that's what they work with. Straight forward


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