University of Toronto Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Jul 9, 2015
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Emailed a scientist for a post-doc position advertised online. Got invited to an interview in a week. The scientist gave me a tour of the lab and then asked for my background. After another four weeks, I was informed another candidate with experiences better matches the lab's object was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • My past research experience.   1 Answer
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    DEEP Councellor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    A group of 8 students were brought in and the 3 interviewers asked a question and went abound the room expecting each person to answer it. Finally we were set in groups of 2-3 and given an item from abox and had to make a presentation about that item with 5 minutes to prepare. The presentation lasted 2 minutes

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time you had to resolve an issue withing a group. If a student had a problem with understanding or implementing a new concept what would you do to make it clear to him? What is your experience dealing with students?   Answer Question
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    Manager, Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I received an e-mail one week after the posting closed. Some of the instructions given regarding a presentation portion of the interview were not complete. When I arrived at the interview, they asked for additional elements that were not mentioned in the invitation. However, overall the interview went well and was very straightforward. That said, there was a lack of integrity in how the process was handled after the interview. I was never contacted regarding the outcome. Ever. They had said they would make contact in a week or so. After this time had passed, I called and e-mailed multiple times to inquire as to the outcome, and they did not even have the courtesy to respond. I found out that the job was filled by information on the department website, and looked up the successful candidate on LinkedIn. Clearly, the person was not only underqualified for the job, but completely unqualified for the job. It is an obvious case where the manager just simply hired a friend. A lucky escape - would not want to work for such a person, ever.

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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Investment Banking Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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   2 Answers
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
    • What goals do you have for the future that fall in line with working in a research lab   2 Answers
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