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University of Southern California Interview Questions

Updated Aug 7, 2017
232 Interview Reviews

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Southern California.

    Interview

    I had 2 one-on-one meetings and then a half day to meet the team. It was not anything out of the ordinary for a development position. There was no human resources meeting which seems to be the norm now having left that position years ago.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Simple skype interviews that did not take very long. There were two rounds total, meeting with the project manager and then the director of the department. It involved some questions about my past projects and why I was passionate about working there.

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    Research Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview first, then in person one on one interview. First ask about my background, and then more details about the work I've been doing, and the projects they currently work on.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Tell me about your self?
      Q: Have you been working on XXXX?
      Q: How do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question

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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    After applying for the program, invited to campus for a full day of interview with other potential applicants; including group sessions as well as individual meetings with up to 5 professors

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to research while you are here and how will you do this?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Briefly talked about research in the past and what is the future goal for PhD study in USC.
    Talked about undergraduate research in motion correction MRI and works related to MRI image acquisition, processing and reconstruction.

    Interview Questions

    • What research in MRI have you done   1 Answer

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    Leavy Library Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    It was all about personality. Pretty easy call. If you get an interview, you have a 75% chance of getting selected. They provide minimal california pay. Most of the questions were regarding strengths, weaknesses and how we deal in pressure situation. Can get a call only with employee referral.

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Southern California.

    Interview

    It took 10 to 15 minutes. She asked about my experiences and future plans. She did not talk too much. Interestingly she was in Starbucks and eating something. I expected that she would ask some questions regarding my explanations. It was my first interview and I disappointed.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Very smooth, talked directly with the doctor in charge, very thorough in explaining the position. Asked why I was interested in this position when I didn't have prior research experience. And concerned about my commute since it was over 1 hour.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Very easy over Skype. I. was Interviewed by one person. I was asked about my goals and why I chose this place. Also they asked me about my plans after graduation.

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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I sent my resume to the boss & she gave me a phone call. I was hired 4 days later after admitting I had no experience & wasn't majoring in business but liked to be organized & answer phones.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had a job before?   1 Answer

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