University of Alberta Interview Questions

Updated Mar 8, 2015
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Alberta.

    Interview

    It is based my MSC program , which is maser of science as a assistant my supervisor ask me to help with his project and program which including data analyze, experiment prepare , material process ,make orders and help other labmates with it

    The funding was applied by the professor and as a employee he hire me to do the research work.

    Interview Questions

    • Why there is no result of your experiment   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    After finding a professor with a suitable field of research, you initiate contact and wait for a reply. Usually requires transcript. No interview.

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    Research Assistant - Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Alberta.

    Interview

    I found the job posting through CAPS. I applied and an interview was scheduled about 2 weeks later. It was a formal interview in business clothing. The professor asked if I had relevant coursework in the lab's research area and if I knew how to use Pro E/Solidworks.

    Interview Questions

    • I was shown a drawing of a piece of research equipment and asked to guess what its function was.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is usually a set budget for research assistants, if you want more money you'll need to apply for a grant (NSERC, Alberta Ingenuity, etc) or show that you have significant research work (publications help) outside of the classroom.

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    Lab Proctor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    The questions include:
    Briefly introduce yourself? What makes you fit this position? How much do you know this position? Will you be able to work in the evenings and weekends? Will you like teamwork? Do you have any related working experience? Do you have any concern about this job? Which personality do you like and why?

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I had a one-day interview. I did a presentation for about an hour in the morning. about 20 people attended the talk. Had lunch with the department head and dinner with some other faculty members. The overall interview experience was quite pleasant.

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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was done for a formality. No serious questions. They are interested in knowing whether you will be eligible for external funding.
    Because, the principal investigators dont want to spend their money to fund you.
    Hiring is based on possibility of external funding.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate anything except joining date.

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Applied through e-mail, got answer back very quickly, had a lengthy phone interview was offered the job on the spot

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at University of Alberta in October 2010.

    Interview

    A) 1:1 with GILDR group Director of operations: she talked 80% of the allocated time.
    B) Group interview with the rest of the group: ballanced q&a intervals over lunch.
    C) 1:1 with the Medical Lead: short and sweet and personable.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you hate the most in people?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Although initially there seemed to be some space for negotiation, it ended up being a one way street.

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    Quantitative Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Phone call came at the specified time. Several questions about the background, followed by questions like 'Do you follow the market? What's Dow today? What's Morganstanley's stock price today?"

    After that, there were 4 math and finance questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What's Morganstanley's stock price today?   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Alberta in May 2010.

    Interview

    just ask my background

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