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Cornell University Interview Questions

Updated Feb 14, 2017
114 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Nothing..because I am a former student there. So I dont have a formal interview actually. It's informal and I am a volunteer there. Also, people are really nice there so if you want to do research, please go there

  2.  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

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

    Interview

    The interview was very short and all behavioral. There were no hard questions they just wanted to gauge interested and basic experience. There were two interviewers, one female and one male, and they went back and forth asking questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have reading or working with Blueprints?   Answer Question
  3.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

    Interview

    A faculty member from the graduate admissions committee contacted me about the interview after I submitted my application. We setup a time and he called me. After a week or so, I contacted the graduate student staff and I was told I was admitted.

    Interview Questions

    • (1) Past research experiences, (2) Future research interests, and (3) how I see a fit into the Cornell's XXX research lab.   Answer Question
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    Program Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Cordial, phone interview with principle investigator. Scheduled for 30 minutes, however, ended up being a 60 minute discussion. Program clearly outlined and expectations of Program Director clearly explained.

    Interview Questions

    • My comfort level in presenting educational outreach programs.   Answer Question
  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cornell University.

    Interview

    Fairly easy, communicate what do you expect and what the employer expect from you; If you can lift 20 pounds; Just the hiring manager asks you questions. I enjoyed the interview.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    Student Technology Assistant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Interview process was quick and efficient. Questions ranged from customer service experience, technical experience, personal accomplishments, and hypothetical scenarios. More like a quiz than a conversation, questions were rapid and required quick answers.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you handled a difficult situation in a group, whether it be for a project or something else?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Reunion Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cornell University.

    Interview

    Simple questions about people skills. Want to know why you want to be a clerk. Basically everyone gets the job. I do not know of anybody who did not get the job if they were free for the time period asked. You have to fill out a from and essentially the interview is that form all over again. I did not make it to the group interview but that did not hinder me from getting the job that year.

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    Information Technology Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cornell University (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Average
    Then typical behavioural interview questions...
    - What is the toughest decision you had to make?
    - What skills do you think are needed for this role and why?
    - What do you like to do outside work?

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Talked to the head of the lab for a while. Basically, he wanted someone with relevant coursework to understand the fundamentals behind the most common techniques we used. I met that basic qualification, so it was a pretty short interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you taken the biochemistry lab class.   1 Answer
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    Department Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

    Interview

    The interview process was very, very long. From the time I submitted a resume to the time I learned I was not offered the role, more than 7 months had passed. My on campus interview was very thorough, and exhausting. Dinner, a full day (9 hours of interviews and presentations) and then another dinner concluded the process. They put a great deal of time, effort, planning, and staff time into preparing for my visit to campus, and everyone was courteous, professional, and engaged. At the end of the process, they selected an internal / interim candidate, which I think they had planned to do all along. They also did not have the courtesy to contact me to tell me their decision. I called them a month after my interview only for the hiring manager to tell me that they had already offered the role to the incumbent, and that he had already accepted, weeks earlier. Fairly common among academic institutions from other experiences.

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