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United Health Group (Optum) Interview Experience for Internship

Last Updated : 17 Nov, 2020
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UHG (Optum) visited our campus in October 2020 for hiring students for summer internship 2021. Only Computer Science Engineering students with CGPA >=7 were eligible for round 1.

Round 1 (Online Test): This test was conducted on HackerRank platform. There were 25 MCQs based on OOPS, DSA, Operating Systems, DBMS. Some questions were multi correct and some were single correct. Then there was one coding question which was very easy. All the students will not get the same question, there were some sets of questions and anyone can get any question. But the question can be solved easily. The coding question will be based on arrays or strings. 

21 Students got shortlisted for Round 2 of the hiring process.

Round 2 (Technical Interview): This interview round was conducted on HackerRank using Code Pair. The interview duration was 30 min for everyone. First, the interviewer asked to introduce myself and then started asking questions from my resume. The interviewer asked me to explain my projects and asked some questions about them like any more improvements can be made. Some questions were asked from the fields in which I have done my projects. Then the interviewer asked 2 coding questions as there was some time remaining. It is completely based on the interviewer whether to ask coding questions or to continue with asking questions from a resume. So everyone should be perfect with their resume. Some students had the whole interview based on their projects.

 The 2 coding questions which were asked me were


First, the interviewer asked me to explain my approach and then to code. Until you explain the optimised approach the interviewer will not tell you to code the solution. I was able to solve both questions correctly, and students who were able to solve both coding questions were selected for the next round. Also, students who had the whole interview is based on projects, who were able to explain their projects properly were selected for the next round.

11 students were selected for the next round.

Round 3 (Managerial Interview): This interview round was conducted on Cisco Webex Meetings. First, the interviewer started a conversation on general topics to make the environment friendly then I was asked to introduce myself. Then some general questions based on my introduction and then the interviewer moved to my resume. I was asked to explain all my projects briefly and the technologies used in my projects. Then some hr questions were covered at last.

Questions which were asked were:

  1. Give a brief introduction about yourself?
  2. Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses?
  3. Any practical application of your projects? 
  4. Why UHG (Optum)?
  5. As UHG is based on health care, why do you think we recruit people with a technical background?
  6. Any innovative ideas on how to use technology in the health industry?
  7. What is the greatest achievement in your life?
  8. How do you overcome pressure situations in your life?

Finally, 9 students from our campus were offered internships and fortunately, I was also one of them.

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