University of Waterloo
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University of Waterloo Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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PhD Researcher Interview

PhD Researcher

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

Interview Details – The selection was based on committee decision, past achievements in the field, GRE general and GRE subject scores as well as TOEFL scores. The results were announced within approximately four months of the application. After the acceptance, I took around 4-5 months to start my PhD program

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Positive Experience

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Instructional Support Assistant Interview

Instructional Support Assistant
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo in March 2012.

Interview Details – I saw the posting on their website and then I applied through email and received a response back from the interviewer with information about where to go for my interview a week later. I met with 3 people for the interview which lasted about 1 hour. I then heard back a few weeks later with their decision.

Interview Question – How would you handle upset professors or lecturers when it comes to creating their content?   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Co-op Alumni Advancement Assistant Interview

Co-op Alumni Advancement Assistant
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Waterloo in October 2013.

Interview Details – One half hour interview in-person with supervisor, followed by a 10 minute Excel proficiency test.

Interview Question – Personality/Problem-solving questions   Answer Question

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Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant

Interviewed at University of Waterloo

Interview Details – Just need to make sure you know the professor well, there is no interview needed. However you need a good academic record.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work as a grad student.   View Answer

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Clerk Interview

Clerk
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Waterloo in August 2010.

Interview Details – There will be one I interview before the hiring and it is mostly luck of the draw. There is a lot of internal promotion and external recruiting.

Interview Question – How do you resolve a conflict between two people if you do not understand the problem.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Accepted Offer

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Teaching Assistant Interview

Teaching Assistant

Interviewed at University of Waterloo

Interview Details – just basic questions and my personal preference

Interview Question – run tutorial or not   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Special Projects Assistant Interview

Special Projects Assistant

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Waterloo.

Interview Details – Through jobmine, the process was fairly easy where the interview time, location and everything was set through the system. The interview process was simple where the supervisor would ask the standard questions, what made you apply, what you are looking for from the experience, etc. Be fully prepared and everything will go smoothly

Interview Question – Are you funny?   Answer Question

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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo.

Interview Details – It was simple and straight forward. They told me straight away what the project is and what skills they are looking for. And asking me what can i do for them.

Interview Question – Explain the extent of my knowledge for specific coding language.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Events and Outreach Associate Interview

Events and Outreach Associate
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo in October 2011.

Interview Details – Very friendly interview, one interview and will be chosen through Jobmine.
Constant email communication between supervisor before and after interview.

Interview Question – Tell us when you had to negotiate tasks under a stressful situation and tell us how and why you handled it that way.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Email back and forth and visiting. Very casual and informal.

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Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo in March 2011.

Interview Details – Iniital screening by resume and then a couple of interview by your prospective graduate advisors.
interview was pretty informal and you were just asked what you know about a parituclar field,, no home assignment or anything else.

Interview Question – Why do you want to Waterloo   View Answer

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