Dartmouth Interview Questions

Updated 6 Oct, 2014
Updated 6 Oct, 2014
14 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Dartmouth.

    Interview Details

    One of the most streamlined interview processes I've had. Worked with one contact in the hiring department. Had a phone screening for the position with her. One week later had a phone interview with the hiring manager. About two weeks after that I was contacted to make arrangements to travel to campus for an on-campus interview. I appreciated that they gave me two weeks notice to inform my current employer. They made my travel arrangements and were very helpful. I had four different sessions and I thought the first three went well, but I could tell the division VP didn't like me in the last session (he was very, very obvious about that). A week after my return, I received a detailed letter explaining why they hadn't chosen me, which I expected after the last session. I appreciated the detail in the response, so many people just blow you off when you are not selected. My reimbursal for travel expenses was also very quick. Overall, a pretty pleasant interview experience even if the only thing that came out of it was a chance to spend some time in that part of the country - it's so beautiful there.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dartmouth.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen followed by an afternoon of interviews including 2 group interviews

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dartmouth.

    Interview Details

    I directly apply it online and mail the application to them. I don't have interview for this school

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dartmouth.

    Interview Details

    I had been asked about details about my research experience such as how I did a specific experiment

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation phase
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Dartmouth.

    Interview Details

    Short Interview with the concerned professor.
    Asked about knowledge and experience with the subject matter.

    Interview Questions
    • Did not remember a few specific things about certain parts of the subject so could not really answer them   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dartmouth.

    Interview Details

    Very complicated, intensive process overall. First a phone interview with HR Manager, then in-person interview with HR Manager, which included correcting a writing sample for them to "grade" later. I then had to have another interview with HR where I had thirty minutes to write a letter describing what I felt the position to entail, after a conversation with the HR Manager when I could ask questions, etc. Finally, there was marathon afternoon of interviews, after which I barely knew my name. I met with 7 different people over three hours. Some where group interviews and some where one-on-one. Some where intense firing squad questions, some were more laidback, casual conversations. I was pleased the organization takes so much time and effort to hire the right people, but it was not the right fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    • What would be most difficult about this position for you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dartmouth.

    Interview Details

    It's almost the same thing to apply for graduate schools. You take GRE, Sub and write personal statement and apply.
    No interview.
    There's campus visit for us students. No such thing for international students, so you have to learn more about this place by yourself.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had a single interview with a friend of Dartmouth... he found me much to unfocused at the time (I was 22) :)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    LMS Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Dartmouth in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I originally applied online on October 5th. I received an email to schedule a phone interview in mid November. The phone interview was with a committee of 8 people. Four weeks after the phone interview I was emailed to schedule an in person interview/campus visit which took place in early January. The in person interviews began at 8:30am and went through dinner. They consisted of several panel interviews, a 1 on 1 with the hiring manager, and a 30 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute Q&A. Lunch and dinner were also with the search committee and the prospective department members. The week after my interviews they began a very comprehensive reference check, and required to speak with current and previous supervisor. I declined the current and was informed that my offer would be contingent on that conversation. The final step was a conversation with HR where they asked my current and desired salary, and confirmed details for my background check. I got an offer 16 days after my campus visit.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you keep up on current trends in your field (in the industry)?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    a combination of factors but mainly that I received a promotion in my current job and was offered the ability to work remotely, flexibility that would not have been possible at Dartmouth.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Director, Systems & Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH (US)
    Application Details

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Dartmouth in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I am a tough customer; I have read extensively and attempted to practice proper recruiting - I have to say that the recruiting process at Dartmouth is precisely how it is supposed to be to attract good talent - you deal directly with the hiring manager right from the start, and this remains your main point of contact throughout the process (no HR phone screens and other silly non-job related time sinks in this process). The in-person was a full day of panel interviews with all interested parties, from the CIO right on down to the department individual contribs. Again, the entire process was shepherded by the hiring manager. After meeting almost everyone, I was invited to meet one exec that was not there the day I was scheduled at a later date. The exec even met me half way for a breakfast meeting - a very fair and proper gesture. The meeting went well and an offer was conveyed to me shortly afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was fine on salary/bennies, but the sticking point was start date, as this was a relo for me. In the end, the process was very easy, and the college and I found a suitable solution. A good way to start one's employment - no ultimatums, no "take it or leave it" offers, just out and out proper recruiting.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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