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UC San Diego Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2017
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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Lots of technical questions, was asked to make a presentation. But it really depends on the PI. Had a chance to talk to all the lab members after the interview which was extremely useful.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview

    Contact to a professor for a RA position, and schedule an one to one meeting.
    Attempt to solve an on going problem with a collaboration of other graduate student in the lab.
    With some progress of project, received the support for the tuition and living expenses.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview

    Phone interview asking me to introduce myself and describe my research background, then an in-person interview. Very quick highly structured group panel style interview. They had a list of questions.

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    Swim Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview

    This was an easy and casual interview. The interview contained basic questions that were easily answered. There was no second interview and they had a quick response time for the job offer.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very professional. I am good in interviews so I don't think there was a particularly tough question. I can say that it seemed rather formal and unfriendly at times. Just business, really. But it is a very large business after all.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked questions about work history, background, etc. They didn't ask what I would like to do in the future at any time. I think that would be a good question for long term employment but the question didn't happen.   1 Answer

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    Temp Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at UC San Diego (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    in person interview with a set of questions then skills tests

    This was a one on one interview where hiring manager asked questions about experience, different scenarios, interests, etc. It was followed by a series of tests assessing typing, Word, Excel, and grammar skills. Then a review of those test results and a follow-up call.

    Interview Questions

    • previous experience, skills, how you responded to a problem, computer tests on typing/Word/Excel   Answer Question

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview

    Turned in the application through an online portal. You can see where you are in the process through this portal which I think was great so you're not just waiting wondering if they even saw your resume or not.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a way that you were able to provide support in a hectic environment without the need of direction from a supervisor?   Answer Question

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at UC San Diego.

    Interview

    The hiring process was quick. I turned in my application in person and received an email to come in for an interview right away. Everything was done through email, which is good because dates and things are clear to both parties. The interview was easy. I got to know whether or not I was hired very quickly.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a situation where a customer gave you problems and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

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    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    There was no interview per se. It's best to contact a professor you know about a specific TA position. They can pull your application out of the stack and give you priority consideration for the position.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UC San Diego (San Diego, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview, then I was brought in to meet with the management team, extensive background and reference checks. I was then offered the position from the HR representative over the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • How I handle change in the workplace.   1 Answer

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