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OMA Internship/Interview

Mar 28 '13 18 Last Comment
Frocean
Mar 28, 13 7:20 pm

Hey,

I had a Skype interview with OMA two weeks ago and I'm wondering if anyone else has interviewed recently.

Also wondering for those who've interviewed in the past how long it took to hear anything back? 

 

rpeer
Apr 1, 13 4:39 am

someone in my studio interviewed (skype) last week and got an offer the following day.

they noted that it was a early interview though, there may still be hope frocean.

accesskb
Apr 1, 13 4:58 am

how much do they pay? or is it a volunteer internship?

IamGray
Apr 1, 13 7:30 am

Rotterdam was 600euro per month as of last year. Maybe it's changed since then.

I have no idea about New York or China.

Frocean
Apr 1, 13 9:25 am

Hey thanks rpeer, do you happen to know which office it was for? Rotterdam, hk, Doha? Accesskb.. Pretty sure this would be for about $1200 a month.

sensation
Apr 2, 13 3:03 am

wow, i hope $1200/mo is for part time [20 hrs/week]... if not, that's not even close to minimum wage.

rpeer
Apr 2, 13 3:25 am

NY, ~$1200, and forsure more than 40 hours a week.

sensation
Apr 2, 13 3:30 am

is that even legal? wth

rpeer
Apr 2, 13 3:41 am

"A stipend is a form of salary, such as for an internship or apprenticeship. It is often distinct from a wage or a salary because it does not necessarily represent payment for work performed; instead it represents a payment that enables somebody to be exempt partly or wholly from waged or salaried employment in order to undertake a role that is normally unpaid " -wiki

sensation
Apr 2, 13 3:46 am

uh okay.. didn't know it is a stipend

avwoolf
Apr 3, 13 10:49 pm

@Frocean Do you mind sharing what the interview what like, what questions were asked? Thanks!

Frocean
Apr 4, 13 12:09 am

Hey, yeah.. I was nervous as sh*t. I ended up skyping with two senior architects. They asked me to go through my resume and asked a couple questions about my past work experience. They then asked me to pick out my favorite project and present it to them. They had clearly looked at my portfolio for awhile before the interview and asked very pointed, detailed questions about circulation.

I talked through two other design projects and one research project I'd worked on and they asked questions the whole time. I was then asked why I wanted to join OMA.. and I think that was it. We had a little discussion about the differences between Rotterdam, NYC, Doha, HK, etc..

Overall it was about forty minutes. I thought it went really well.. but its been over 3 weeks since I've heard anything so not too hopeful at this point.. we'll see

avwoolf
Apr 4, 13 12:19 am

@Frocean thank you so much for the detailed account. I'm really curious to see your portfolio, if you don't mind sharing! Is this for a 6 month internship or just for the summer? Are you a recent grad or currently getting your masters?

Really hope you will hear some good news soon! I read that it could take as long as a couple weeks to a couple months before they get back to you.

Frocean
Apr 4, 13 1:27 am

@avwoolf, Thanks. I'm a 2nd year M.Arch student and it would be for a 6-month stint. If you let me know your email I can pass along my portfolio.

avwoolf
Apr 4, 13 1:32 am

@Frocean, that would be great, thanks in advance! You can email me at "mylenore at gmail dot com"

peijin_90
May 16, 13 2:24 pm

hi @Frocean, i am interested to have a look at your portfolio , don't you mind to share with me ?? 

tiorted
May 16, 13 2:36 pm

I'm curious how you landed the interview -- connection, email, phone call?

damago
May 23, 13 7:35 pm

I was interview too, I heard back several time but they say a decision hasn't been made yet, has anybody else gotten answer back?

couture
Jun 6, 13 1:02 pm

same here, i had the intreview at the biginning of march and no decision has been made. 

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