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UC Davis Interview Questions

Updated 23 Oct 2014
Updated 23 Oct 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Computer Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview, where technical questions were asked that could be asked during day to day tasks. Hiring took some time but once it was completed it was a pretty straight forward process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Administrative Assistant III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davis, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davis, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UC Davis in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process to 4 weeks to hear something. I got a call for an interview a week after applying. It took a month to hear I was not getting the job. The interview consisted of a lot of personality questions and how you handle issues. They are scripted and you interview with a panel.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle an employee who does not agree with a task your are doing? Give and example of how you have handled it this in the past.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Assistant III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    Very informal interview, I heard of the job through a friend and contacted the employer directly, asking if they had any openings. When I went in for an interview, they asked me a few questions about my work ethic and gave me more info about the job. I took the job after the interview, filled out all the paperwork and was working within a week.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Scholar Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    Personal meeting in a national conference followed by on-site interview. I gave a 30 minutes talk about my past research experience and answered several questions. Had a lunch with senior lab members.

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    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I contacted several PIs about graduate student opportunities in their labs and the funding situation. I had phone conversations with them about these opportunities before my interview in the spring.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Junior Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    there was not hiring process for this particular position. I knew the PI and it was completely up to him to bring people on. Other positions, I know, are not like this.

    Accepted Offer
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    Bike Mechanic Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the ASUCD website with my resume. About a week or two later, they contacted me for an in-person interview. Simple questions were asked. What are your hobbies? Why do you want to become a bicycle mechanic? How is your schedule like? They are not extremely evaluative since they hire people with no experience. They hired me one hour later.

    Interview Questions
    • None - no difficult questions for non-experienced mechanics   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Assistant II Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    My hiring process was interesting because I was already working as a temporary employee in the position I was applying for. So, this obviously gave me a rather huge advantage. I submitted the application according to the usual process and was interviewed by a panel of three people, two of whom would be my supervisors and one who would be a coworker, but not working in the program that had the open position I was applying for. The interview questions were fairly basic and not terribly difficult, but did require thoughtful answers.

    Interview Questions
    • What attracted you to this job and working with this population of students (1st generation college students)?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The university system has a fairly rigid salary and advancement structure. I addition, I believe I was getting a boost in salary upon becoming a full-time employee as opposed to a temp, so I didn't push the negotiation very hard.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Career Counselor Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    Meeting with Deans and directors

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at UC Davis.

    Interview Details

    Applied through UC Davis jobs website. Was contacted via e-mail for 1:1 job interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't any difficult question as this is only a student assistant job. They were mostly typical interview questions such as - what are your strength and weaknesses, what are your hobbies, what is your class schedule. There were no technical questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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