University of British Columbia Interview Questions

Updated Aug 11, 2014
Updated Aug 11, 2014
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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at University of British Columbia.

    Interview Details

    a lot of questions about everything ranging from how the internet works to what you should do when your boss asks for something impossible

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at University of British Columbia.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job and submitted a CV, but the whole process was based on the recommendation of a prof. This happened in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate. The rate is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Interview Details

    Most positions at the University of British Columbia are union positions and, as such, priority is given to individuals who already work at UBC. Once they have gone through any internal applications, they will start considering external applicants. They will do an in person interview, usually with a small panel of interviewers from the department that posted the job ad.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    I applied through college or university - interviewed at University of British Columbia.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of a one-on-one interview with the professor for around 30 minutes. Asked about relevant experience and expectations of the job.

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    Accepted Offer
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    Research Technician Interview

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    professional, good structure, offer to provide information about experience, skills and qualifications, department representation and human resources, questions about work related pressures and on the job performance, future plans and goals, former employer, experience

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Career Educator Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Networking helped me learn more about a short term, temporary, opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at University of British Columbia.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my CV to the group manager, received an email to schedule a telephone interview (I was in another country), 20 mins of telephone interview with two profs, some technical and some HR based question. Received an offer after about a week.

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Invigilator Interview

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    there is no interview or standardized hiring process. The coordinator makes a judgement, sometimes in consultation with other senior invigilators, as to who should be promoted from the regular invigilator staff. There are no criteria specified. Invigilators are not asked. There are no performance reviews. It is a very haphazard situation.

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    Negotiation Details
    THere was none. You either accepted the conditions or you did not.
    Accepted Offer
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    Work Learn Student Interview

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    I applied through Career Services for quite a few work learn positions before summer hit. Positions I applied for did not have any phone screening process (all positions within IT). 2 of them were simple 1-on-1 interviews with the direct supervisor. One of them had two interviews, with the first being for fit and the second being a deeper dive into your experience. All interviews were around 20-30 mins in length.

    I was surprised that all three interviews were not at all structured as a typical corporate interview. It was an incredibly open-ended. There were of course the general questions at the beginning but it always led to them asking you to select something from your resume and doing a deeper dive into why you did it, what you got out of it, what you contributed and why it's relevant; be prepared for that.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were particularly difficult, most questions were quite easy to answer as long as you have prepared meaningful points on the experiences you have listed on your resume.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of British Columbia in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Basically, you get scheduled for an interview, then you show up and find out that it's a group interview with 5-10 other people. In the interview, the group asks questions as you try to stand out. Then the manager will call you in one by one to give you the results. It is pretty clear that some people don't stand out and they get the job anyways (they'll hire about 90% of all people). For those that don't get hired, it almost feels fake like they were paid to be there so it seems like not everyone gets the job but don't really know if that is really the case although many have said that is the case.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of an experience where you had to convince a person to do something they were leaning on the edge about.   Answer Question
    • Name a situation where you were able to convince a person to do something they completely did not want to do.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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