University of Calgary Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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    PhD Candidate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    There was no formal interview process. Basically, you find a professor that is willing to take you on as a graduate student and then complete a form. Upon acceptance into the department, you will receive a guaranteed stipend form to complete. Guaranteed stipends are usually around 19-21k depending on the Department.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree?
      What drew you to this research field?
      Are you prepared for the workload of a PhD?
       
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  2.  

    Postdoctoral Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview

    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?
       
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    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation since the salary following the regulation by the research office.

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at University of Calgary.

    Interview

    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.

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    Student Caller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at University of Calgary (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Open and communicative process

  7.  

    Research Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    • Are you willing to relocate?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I'm horrible at negotiations. I would love to learn from an expert.

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Quite short, but not threatening.

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    Student Recruitment Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    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

    Little to no room to negotiate with new grads

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    Research Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Personal interview.

    Negotiation

    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.

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