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University of Texas at Austin Interview Questions

Updated Nov 12, 2017
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  1.  

    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Dallas, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    onsite interview, ask about your leadership, communication skills, problem solving skills , time management skills. supervisor are very nice and helpful. Prepare the Behavior questions and you will be fine. Be confident and well prepared

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    1. Phone interview: 30min long conversation about research experience.
    2. Onsite interview: A week after the phone interview, the onsite interview was offered. 1hour long presentation summarizing my Ph.D work was requested. Offer was given right after the end of the onsite interview. The offer letter was sent in a few days.

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  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Send the resume after taking the class, then was asked to Meet the professor after the class, ask some basic questions abour my previous experimence and what I would like to accomplish after graduation,
    got the opportunity to join his group in the first month, get the GRA for the next semester.

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  4.  

    Program Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Team interview and one-on-one interviews. Just like for any program coordinator position within UT Austin. However they dodged any qn regarding the reason as to why the previous person who had held this position left.

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    Orientation Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process includes three portions: A formal interview, a "Show and tell" piece where you talk about different leadership experiences, and a third piece where you do a team project with a group of roughly five people. The formal interview portion takes place in a panel setting, with multiple returning advisors judging your questions. The presentation of leadership experiences is the craftiest portion and the easiest to prepare for because they provide the prompts beforehand. This is also where you can choose to exhibit your skills through the container. The group project occasionally changes, but this year it was a lego challenge. It's simple enough, so long as you are decent at communicating without being overpowering.

    Interview Questions

    • What does leadership mean to you? How would you address campus safety? How should the university address diversity? More questions, very similar to the application.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Admissions Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Houston, TX) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Intially sent emails to cue their interest. A few days later had a scheduled phone interview. A few days after that had a face-to-face. Met with part of the team for Q&A and then a prepared presentation in the presentation room. Was good overall. Be sure to have a full presentation with hand-outs, audience interaction, and a structure presentations

    Interview Questions

    • * How did you turn around a bad situation?
      * What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
      * How has your work background prepared you for this job?   1 Answer

  7.  

    Learning Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin in August 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of a phone interview followed by a half day attendance on campus with group interviews, a presentation, and a final interview. I was contacted by the hiring department to set up an interview date and then sent instructions for preparing a presentation. Day of interview, given instructions on where to park, was given breakfast although I was too nervous to really eat ( a nice gesture but perhaps not entirely considerate), and given a brief tour of the department.

    During the actual interview, I was given an empty office to leave my things and supposedly relax during the different interview sections, but I wasn't left there long enough to take a breather, I thought. First portion of interview consisted of the presentation I was to give in front of staff and student employees. Was a somewhat large group of people, although I was warned of that.

    Afterwards, large group asked me many questions regarding the position. Was given a ten minute break in empty office, then moved to another smaller group interview. Finally was moved to another interview with department head and then released.

    Interview was fine, but the follow-up process was not. After a month of not hearing anything, I reviewed my application in the EID section on the UT HR website where a note said I was sent a rejection notice. I had not received said notice, so I emailed hiring department to inquire and was ignored. Still have not received notice and was never responded to by hiring department. Although it's fine I was not hired for the position, I think it was rather unprofessional to be ignored, particularly when I was responsible for preparing a 20 minutes presentation that I spent a week preparing and when the staff was otherwise very receptive to my questions before the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were asked to prepare a staff meeting for the other specialists to draft a training program for the student employees, what would it look like?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) in August 2016.

    Interview

    There were work ethic questions. And, then there were technical questions on an exam. And then I was asked if there was anything I couldn't do that they should know about. And, I said I have a little bit of vertigo.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I design a fail-safe system to power a motor.   1 Answer

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) in June 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was unusually intense for such a low level position. I was interviewed by 3 people in just under an hour. They asked a series of questions from a paper in which they filled in your answer as you spoke. The interviewers were very nice and welcoming, once the questions began I started to relax.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you went above and beyond for a customer.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I did not have interview and the offer was based on other aspects such as SOP and exam scores. After I get accepted, I had a qualifying exam in the second year of graduate school. The exam was not difficult and the committees are very helpful to figure out/ solve problems.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to calculate the number of magnons at room temperature.   Answer Question

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StarStarStarStarStar     Former Anonymous Employee

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