Former Data Operations Intern position at Argus Information & Advisory Services
almost 2 years ago
From my experience in the interview process you have to be able to describe yourself as an analytical person who can adapt and problem solve with little management. The job entails coding so they look for that kind of background but don’t stress if you’ve never coded. I never did and they are willing to teach you. Its a tough task but it does play a big role once you graduate and look for real jobs. In the real world it’s not like you can ask a question about everything, you can ask about a general approach to it but every case is specific and needs different forms of approach. They will also try and hit you with a curve ball question that tests your approach to a proper solution. My question that I got was “how many cups of coffee do you think Starbucks sells in all of Manhattan between 8am and 9am” and this one question was more of a conceptual one, “why do sewer covers come in the shape of a circle instead of something like a rectangle” the answers to these conceptual ones are pretty easy though.