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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
  2.  

    Information Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

    Apply at the door, simple interview process for work-study.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Summer Student Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

    Written application, writing sample, questions about research interest

    Interview Questions
    • What comparative policy issues I consider to be most important in pol. sci.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  7.  

    MAsc Student Interview

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

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

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Design a related question and answer it. (like an exam question and I was expected to answer it on the blackboard)   Answer Question
    • What are the major related projects that you have done in undergrad and what technical and theoretical challenges you have faced?   Answer Question
    • What tools and software do you know?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation room
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Receptionist Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at University of Toronto in May 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 Questions
    • what is your one weakness that wouldn't allow you to work as a receptionist?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Toronto in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The prof will contact you and set up an interview with you. He/she will ask domain specific questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was nothing that I can negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Post Doctoral Fellow Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Toronto in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    What is your vision of Postdoctoral fellow and after this job?
    What were major research challenges in your PhD?
    Why do you think?
    What are future research direction based on your PhD

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive 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 applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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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