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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) May 2011 – Reviewed Mar 24, 2013
Interview Details – Straightforward with skills test immediately.
Interview Question – "Tell us about a time when....." Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) – Reviewed Feb 1, 2013
Interview Details – Written application, writing sample, questions about research interest
Interview Question – What comparative policy issues I consider to be most important in pol. sci. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Feb 2012 – Reviewed Jan 18, 2013
Interview Details – The prof will contact you and set up an interview with you. He/she will ask domain specific questions.
Interview Question – Nothing very special. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was nothing that I can negotiate.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) – Reviewed Nov 8, 2012
Interview Details –
First I applied for the university through University of Toronto's website. They asked for CV and a letter of interest.
Then I visited some of the professors in the related department (optional) to find out if any of them is willing to get a master student. The first professor interviewed me and sent me to another professor and so on. At the end I was interviewed by four professors and told that I will be contacted after more thinking and reviewing my undergraduate grades and projects.
I was offered by one the four professors who interviewed me previously and I accepted the offer.
Negotiation Details – no negotiation room
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Jan 2010 – Reviewed Oct 14, 2012
Interview Details – Straightforward interview questions, conflict resolution, teamwork, leadership, you have to provide examples of how you have had to work with others in a front of house setting dealing with people who may be difficult or frustrated.
Interview Question – Provide an example where you have had to deal with a difficult person. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Mar 2009 – Reviewed Jul 5, 2012
Interview Details – The professor got in touch with me by calling and setting up the interview. The questions were fairly technical and relative to the field as well as questions on my background and undergraduate work in Sharif University of Technology. The process took about an hour to complete.
Interview Question – What is a buck converter? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Sep 2008 – Reviewed Jul 6, 2012
Interview Details – I emailed the professor and met up with her. Then I filled in the application for being a graduate student in the department.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) May 2012 – Reviewed Jul 2, 2012
Interview Details – called to book the inverview via phone. Asked several references, including 2 professional references to the interview. Asked some general questions such as why should they hire me, why would I want to work there and what skills/weaknesses I had. Also some situational questions that were a bit tricky to answer.
Interview Question – what is your one weakness that wouldn't allow you to work as a receptionist? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Aug 2010 – Reviewed May 21, 2012
Interview Details –
Scientific: asked many questions related to my previous research (doctoral research). Detailed questions about the skills techniques learned in drug discovery and evaluation
Team player skills: a demonstration of good team playing skills
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Jan 2010 – Reviewed Nov 21, 2010
Interview Details – Got a post-doc by emailing the P.I., I think that my publications got me the job easily.
Interview Question – They just asked me to send proof of my studies and following I got the letter of employment. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Took what they offer me. There was no negotiation. Postdoc are paid below average.
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