University of Calgary Interview Questions

Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview Details

    I read the job advertisement from LinkedIn. Then I send my CV and Portfolio through LinkedIn. In a few hours got a feedback and directly arrange Skype interview. The interview was so nice, there was no tricky question. Mostly the interviewer just want to reconfirm about our CV and experience then make sure that our skill fit with what they need. After that, the interviewer arrange some required documents to submit it to Eyes High Postdoctoral Office and a few days later got confirmation that my application was approved by the office. Then they send me offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    • How long have you been involve in game development?
      What kind of game engine do you use?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation since the salary following the regulation by the research office.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview Details

    I applied the job via email. My work was briefly described in the email. After a few weeks, I was contacted to schedule an interview through internet/conference call. I was asked mainly about my previous work experience and there were some behaviour questions as well. After a few days, they emailed to offer the position to me.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Student Caller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at University of Calgary in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Emailed, telling you were gonna be called to do a phone interview. Interview was extremely easy. Only lasted about 20 minutes tops, and most questions were straightforward, like what would you do if you were scheduled for a shift and had an essay due the next day? Overall it was easy, and I feel that they pretty much hire anyone that applies as it is an extremely hard job to do.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you stay positive when calling people and getting yelled at?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Calgary in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had an informal "discussion" with a senior member of management to see if the role was a potential match and then had a formal interview with several members of the department. The interview questions were a bit "canned" and there wasn't a lot of opportunity for me to ask questions. A bit too structured for my likes.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult questions -- all pretty standard   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Open and communicative process
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Research Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview Details

    As I was from another province, initially interviewed by two individuals-director and chair who would be my direct manager, first did a conference call then Skyped. It was amazing. The atmosphere was nice and friendly. Talked about the position and key elements they are wanting in an individual and what my experience would bring. Wanted to know about multi-tasking and if you have exp. using people-soft. Asked for three references and called references. True to their word. Said they were doing interviews for the whole week and you would find out by the end of the week or the beginning of the next week for their selection process. They called on Friday and I accepted the position. Amazing opportunity. I am so looking forward to working here!!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I'm horrible at negotiations. I would love to learn from an expert.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview Details

    Very effecient at getting back to me and being flexible to arranging the next stage after my resume review. Whole process made me feel at ease and confident.

    Interview Questions
    • Projecting how I would manage a staff with whom I was not familiar with or their habits.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Quite short, but not threatening.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Student Recruitment Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Be prepared to do an interview, it is one of the most important elements of selection. Lots of questions about the University and the student experience, be prepared to answer them.

    Interview Questions
    • Some situational examples were required which can be difficult if you are applying as a new grad. Be sure to come prepared with some in your back pocket.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Little to no room to negotiate with new grads
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Research Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview Details

    Hired based on principle investigator (PI)'s decision. To get hired, email a professor with research in the field of your interest. Be prepared for rejection because summer studentships can be competitive. Some profs may choose not to take any students at all. There was no real interview process for myself but can depend on the professor.

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview Details

    Personal interview.

    Negotiation Details
    Fixed offer. No negotiations. In the end many promises were not fulfilled. Not sure if I would join again. Industry research can be much more advanced these days. Unbelievable with what one has to deal that is so much different from the job description.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Career Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview Details

    Informative, and inquiring interview. Full overview of position provided, clear picture of the working environment and expectations, development abilities, working culture and services provided by the group.

    Clear outline of the culture and how personality would be matched to the group. outline of strategy, future projects and growth of the services and group.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe when you had to approach a difficult conversation with diplomacy.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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