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South Dakota State Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2017
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  1.  

    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brookings, SD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at South Dakota State (Brookings, SD) in December 2016.

    Interview

    standard faculty recruiting process. One day from breakfast to dinner. Meet search committee, chair, dean, graduate students. One teaching talk (30 mins) and one research talk (1hr). People are very nice during the whole process. Received the offer after 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • research plan in the next 5-10 years. how do you plan to teach XXX courses and what new courses you can offer. how do you plan to apply for external funding.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Program Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at South Dakota State (Brookings, SD) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I submitted my application online and interviewed with the office staff. For a job paying so low, I was very surprised they contacted my previous employers (I was already an employee here and my boss had given a great recommendation) and asked them a lot of detailed questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult time in your previous job and what did you do to overcome it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not able to negotiate.

  3.  

    Admissions Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at South Dakota State.

    Interview

    The interview itself was an in-person interview with conducted by two supervisors. The questions were pretty basic (generic) interview questions. It was a face-to-face meeting that took about a half-hour. I got a call back the same day letting me know I was hired. Overall, I thought it was a fairly easy interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you will be a good fit for this position?   Answer Question

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at South Dakota State (Brookings, SD) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Luckily, I had the advantage of being on good terms with the PI prior to the interview. I had discussed the possibility of continuing my hourly work into a graduate project and led to our formal discussion concerning my project. I was allowed my input as well as time to reflect on the proposed work and can honestly say it was a great experience. However, I recognize it doesn't compare at all to an interview setting in industry, of which I am sure would be more formal and strenuous.

    Interview Questions


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    Camp and Conference Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at South Dakota State (Brookings, SD) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Filled out the form, then I was called back for an interview, the interview took about 30minutes. They are very nice, no tricks.Just asked about some common questions. They also wrote something down when you answered the questions. After the interview, I got my offer after 2 weeks.

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  6.  

    Community Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at South Dakota State (Brookings, SD) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was one that had three people asking questions about how I would handle certain situations. How I would go about helping other students with school life and how to correctly direct them to the proper services.

    Interview Questions


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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at South Dakota State (Brookings, SD) in August 2013.

    Interview

    It was great, asked about my previous background experience and education. They were also concerned about my ability to work in the field given that I was coming from a country with a completely different climatic conditions. However, these fears were alleviated when I assured them of my flexibility and told them about former work experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you able to work in field conditions?   1 Answer
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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brookings, SD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at South Dakota State (Brookings, SD) in January 2012.

    Interview

    The host who took me from one faculty's office to another was having certain bias towards their own female faculties as while talking about them he clearly indicated that how he wished that the whole campus should have been white male only faculties though to comply with diversity policy they have to have females and also faculty of color. I was shocked. I am white and male so I certainly would be welcome here though, I have worked with so many African Americans, Asians, and females and I would like to bring some of them as collaboration and this goes against my own personal values. The interim head of department was totally clueless on what the department's goal is and told me that they are actively searching a new head that by policy has to be an external candidate and once head is finalized he will be able to answer this question for me. I knew that the new had will not be me female and person of color at any time!

    Interview Questions

    • 1. My values as christian while male?
      2. Will I be bringing females into my research group?
      3. Am I okay with female colleagues in my department?
      4. Why did I applied for job at SDSU?
      5. What do I bring as a researcher?
      Many more though these few stands out   1 Answer

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    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at South Dakota State.

    Interview

    Interviewed by the research committee and several members of faculty, managers and meetings with students. Included public presentation and additional 1:1 meetings with members of the board. It is a great place to live, although with extremely cold winters and severe weather. Friendly atmosphere and growing academic community.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in joining SDSU? What brings you to South Dakota?   Answer Question

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