University of Toronto Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Digitalization Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview was not very formal and the hiring process was quick. Interviewer was very direct and the questions were straight forward. Dress code was also informal as the position was meant for a student part time. Hence, interviewer was very friendly and was very approachable. The knowledge needed for this job was limited but there was a small learning curve when working there.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Research Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Simple questions regarding day to day jobs in a lab. Theoretical questions related to biochemistry. Practical questions related to carrying out experiments. General questions on personal history, interests, plans for the future, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Student Interview

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    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied for to become a summer helper/ assistant for Continuing Studies Office. Job entailed some on the ground promotion and mainly administrative work (e.g. database management).

    Interview Questions
    • Typical behavioural interview questions along with some on key computer skills (access, coding), etc.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Toronto in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Get to know the professors in the department you are interested in. Having a personal connection beforehand with some professors will greatly help you in the TA selection process since you will be well-known in the department. Your relevant course grades will be important, so make sure you do well in those.

    Interview Questions
    • Just getting to know the professors beforehand, if you are a shy person by nature you will not do well in a teaching position!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Administrator (Professional Manager) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at University of Toronto in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Cover and resume online; two in-person interviews; assignment; reference check; offer; orientation

    Interview Questions
    • Outline an approach you took to solve a problem in achieving a project's goal that required out of the box thinking or a challenge regarding a new opportunity. How did you come up with the approach and what were the end results?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fair and even. Orientation was welcoming.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Office Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Apply online through the job board. The application is straightforward. If/when you receive an update like an interview invitation or notified the position is filled varies a lot. Interviewed by a panel. Thorough interviews, notes are taken, variety of questions. Length varies.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a third party asked for urgent personal information to be released but you did not have the individual's consent and no one else in your office was present?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer that was very good. I took a few days to consider. I signed the contract and started working a few days later. All within a weeks' time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Toronto in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was in a different city and we skyped without video. Typical resume questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    IT Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Toronto in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted for an interview. The interview itself consisted of behavioural and technical questions, and all questions were fair. I was informed of the work environment and what my role would be. After the interview, I was promptly told of my results and my offer package.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you find a solution to a problem if you don't have any assistance from seniors?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a non-paid position as a research assistant in the department of chemistry. The application consisted of questions about my subjects of study, GPA, prior research experience. I was asked by the professor to come in for an interview. I was offered a job on the spot after touring the lab and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    you have to apply before the deadline and have all your paper docs ready. sometimes you get a phone call interview from professor who is interested your background and like to have you work in his/her group. but if there is no professor like to have you then you will not hear back from the department. as long as you have the offer, you can just give applications and the department staff will arrange your TA work

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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