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University of Toronto Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014

Getting an Interview  

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Toronto Interview

Toronto

Interviewed at University of Toronto

Interview Details – nothing much but just a lot of question is so dumbing down myself, I am frustrated by the ease of the question, not intellectually chanllenging and not at all test the ability of mine. hence, do expect more and harder question during the second round of interview, if not it means there are too few people entering the posisiotn

Interview Question – behavior questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Lecturer Interview

Lecturer
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied in-person and interviewed at University of Toronto.

Interview Details – Received call via email, filled out application, and submitted cover letter and cv.

Interview Question – There wasn't any.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

I applied online - interviewed at University of Toronto in July 2011.

Interview Details – First step : CV screening
Second step: Interview:Introduce about yourself?What is your strengths and weakness,company's knowlelge,why do you choose company?
Third step: Group discussion
Fourth step: Final interview

Interview Question – What would you do if you receive a better offer from other company   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Programmer/Analyst Interview

Programmer/Analyst

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Toronto.

Interview Details – Hired through the u of t portal. they asked varied in depth and semi structured questions. Try to be prepared with past experiences prior to interview

Interview Question – Conflicting results   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Administrative Interview

Administrative

Interviewed at University of Toronto

Interview Details – initial communication

Interview Question – what type of examples can you provide   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Event Coordinator Interview

Event Coordinator

Interviewed at University of Toronto

Interview Details – Sent in application - heard back relatively quickly for an initial meeting with the manager.

Interview Question – If you were manager, how would you work with those under your supervision? Ie what is your management style?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Investment Banking Internship Interview

Investment Banking Internship
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in November 2011.

Interview Details – About a week after applying i got an email typed manually by a secretary booking an interview. 5 interviews each 30 - 45 mins back to back.
1 guy asked many technical questions. They all ended with brain teasers and 1 interview was very motivational and behavioral.
People were generally nice except for the same guy who asked many technicals.
I was competing with Harvard LSE Yale grads and they only had room for 1.

Interview Question – 9 balls in total and an old fashion scale. 1 of the 9 weighs more than the other. how do u find out which is the off ball   View Answers (2)


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Internship Interview

Summer Internship

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Toronto in November 2010.

Interview Details – I was given some behaviour questions.

Interview Question – Some example that shows your leadership   Answer Question


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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Special Projects Manager Interview

Special Projects Manager

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in August 2010.

Interview Details – Interview call
Detailed job description and interview process email from the HR department
Initial discussion with the HR person
Panel interview - two managers including immediate supervisor of the position and HR manager

Be, honest yet careful as to how you state your state of employment with the current (immediate past) employer. Hard if one is leaving the current employment for non-alignment of basic values in the work environment. Although very important for me and many others, it would be hard to state if this is the main and only reason for changing jobs. It is important to have a couple of options or lines with as much truth without betraying confidentiality or compromising professional integrity.

Interview Question – how would you rate your current job?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in March 2009.

Interview Details – After the initial emails, sent to many primary investigators, I received an email from one of the junior researchers looking for a research assistant to help with a project. The initial email gave me an idea of what the project was about, so I read about it beforehand to have something to say during the interview. Also, during the interview, there were several background questions regarding the material required knowledge for the project, which I was able to answer. Very down-to-earth atmosphere and carefree interview, just to find someone to help them with their project. Overall good process, but should rely less on marks before choosing someone. Perhaps some more weight on previous experience would help.

Interview Questions

  • What projects were you involved with in the past?   View Answer
  • What goals do you have for the future that fall in line with working in a research lab   View Answers (2)

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