McMaster University Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days - interviewed at McMaster University.

    Interview Details

    Mostly behavioural and motivational questions, asked about previous experience and career goals

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Sponsorship & Marketing Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at McMaster University in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was made via my MBA program's job posting site; only one interview was scheduled, conducted by the Director of Sponsorships, the outgoing Coordinator and another member of the department administration. Culture was very informal and the environment was very transparent; immediately put me at ease during the process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McMaster University.

    Interview Details

    Fairly routine interview process. And it didn't take too long.

    Interview Questions
    • As always, "recount a time when you were faced with challenges and how did you solve the problem."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McMaster University.

    Interview Details

    every one who gets an offer for a graduate studies in mcmaster will automatically be consider for a TA position. To get admitted for a graduate program, you have to have at least a B+ average on your bachelor degree and if you are not from canada you have to have TOEFL exam. So there is no interview per sa.

    Interview Questions
    • they may call and ask you some technical questions about your field   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McMaster University.

    Interview Details

    Email the professors you want to work for. If you are lucky, one or more professors would like to hire you.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you can work for me since you do not have any specific expertise in my field?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at McMaster University in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through school portal, behavioral interview with 2 people, and then activity. My interviewees were very nice and comfortable to talk to. Casual conversation style and feedback from interviewees when answering questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation when you faced a problem. How did you demonstrate leadership and what did you do to solve the problem?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Management Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at McMaster University in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    McMaster posts it's jobs online on the school website, but if you know someone that already works in one of the offices, you can also get a job through referrals. McMaster does that a lot, I find - asking people who are already staff if they know anyone that would fit a role.

    This is my third position at Mac, however (I love it so much I don't want to leave), and the first position I got was through the website and I had to go through an interview process. The interview was very straightforward and asked me the typical questions you would expect in an interview (strengths, weaknesses, biggest challenges faced in previous workplaces, etc.) I then recieved an e-mail about a week later with an offer for the position.

    My most recent position used an online HR software that required me to set up an account. It had my offer of employment, and several pertinent forms I had to fill out and bring with me on my first day on the job.

    Interview Questions
    • The typical question they ask about what your personal weaknesses are...I always have trouble answering that one.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Floor Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at McMaster University in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Email submission

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Instructional Assistant Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at McMaster University in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by e-mail thanking me for my interest in the position and inviting me for an interview seven days from the date of the e-mail. I was to design an activity or assignment based on a presentation attached to the e-mail. The day of the interview I was greeted by the Department's secretary who showed me the original job posting . In the interview room were two professors, the instructional assistant manager, and the Department Chair as well as the secretary. They each took turns at interviewing me. Some of the questions asked were:
    -what is your 5 year plan
    -why this job
    -I had to explain the rationale behind the assignment I designed
    -situational questions

    Interview Questions
    • In the assignment I had designed there was an alternative answer I had not considered. I took me by surprise.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 12 months - interviewed at McMaster University in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I 've been interviewed by one the post doc students in the optimization lab. It was straight forward and asked about ehat I did in my master's thesis.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

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