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Cornell University Interview Questions

Updated Apr 29, 2018
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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied for the marketing coordinator at Cornell University Press. Drove up 8 hours to Ithaca as they promised gas reimbursement. Had an average interview, did not receive an offer as expected. However, they never sent me an official rejection nor did they reimburse me as promised. Followed up with them only to be completely ignored. Highly unprofessional of an organization of this caliber.

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    Cornell University Response

    Mar 27, 2018 – Office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We do appreciate your consideration of Cornell as an employer. We are very concerned about your experience. We are looking into the matter and... More


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    Intellectual Property and Governance Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cornell University (New York, NY) in March 2018.

    Interview

    Job opening was posted on Indeed.com. Application was via Cornell website. An attachmemt that was successfully uploaded was either not visible or not forwarded to the manager who conducted the interview, so it had to be emailed to the manager. The manager emailed me a week after I applied to set up a phone interview, which occurred a few days later. The phone interview was efficient and included some standard questions amd also some scenarios to test one's skills around time management, delegation, and handling of urgent matters. Unfortunately, despite the job showing up in search parameters for New York City only, the job was for Cornell's main upstate NY (Ithaca) campus rather than the NYC campus, with no possibility of working at the NYC campus or remotely (though the tasks are a good fit for either).

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    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question
    • What is your idea of excellent customer service, and describe an example of an occasion when you provided it.   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cornell University (New York, NY) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Applied through online in the fall. Interviewed with HR so it was fairly impersonal and she didn't know too much about the labs. Waiting to hear back if I'll be called in for another interview with PIs.

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cornell University.

    Interview

    First phone interview, then got a face to face interview. Mainly focus on previous projects and tools used. The syllabus for the interviews is very clear and simple. You need get prepared before interview.

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    Master of Financial Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cornell University (New York, NY) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Quicker than I would expect. Basically, you heard questions from videos they had and answer immediately after the interviewer in the video finished. The recording started right after and you need to answer them immediately. The answer only gives you 1 minute to complete.

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    Residential Staff Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

    Interview

    Whole day process talking to different staff members and campus partners. For the work that I eventually did, I thought this interview process was overkill. It was not necessary to meet and talk to 18 people for the level of work I did.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral/Situational questions   1 Answer

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    House Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in September 2017.

    Interview

    the person interviewing was really nice, it wasn't really an interview though, just more of a meet and greet and would you like to work here thing, and I got to work almost right away because she was just looking for someone

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    Research Technician Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I was a student at one of the labs. I transitioned into this position in order to complete my project and develop the project into a paper. Hence, my interview was mostly pertaining to my interests and duration of time i'd like to stay with the lab.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your interests and future direction with your projecy   Answer Question

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    User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    UX Designer interview was done in two part, with one with the hiring manager and UX Designer and the second with the team. I was approached and asked to interview for this position. The position, was later cancelled due to the team not being able to reach a consensus on which candidate to bring onto the team. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common practice as several positions that I was asked to interview on different teams, they ended up canceling the position, because of team conflict during the hiring process of a new team member.

    Interview Questions

    • I requested each team member to name one thing that they would like me to incorporate when working with them on a project.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process included me sending in my resume, cover letter, and transcript. The person who interviewed me was great and seemed very welcoming. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to receive the job offer, which I gladly took.

    Interview Questions

    • What made me want to work for the Food and Brand Lab?   1 Answer

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