University of Toronto Interview Questions

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
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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 1 week - interviewed 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.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    you have to apply before the deadline and have all your paper docs ready. sometimes you get a phone call interview from professor who is interested your background and like to have you work in his/her group. but if there is no professor like to have you then you will not hear back from the department. as long as you have the offer, you can just give applications and the department staff will arrange your TA work

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    Accepted Offer
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to TA job postings. The corresponding professors contacted me by email to arrange an interview if I was selected for that stage. I believe only their preferred applicant is interviewed for quicker hiring, but one professor said he was interviewing others as well. The interviews were short and informal, often focused on education and experience with the subject being taught and the role of a Teaching Assistant. Developing a rapport helped because you work directly with them and represent them. Skills like detail orientation and reliability are also important. Availability is huge, always asked about in my experience.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle a student disagreeing with their mark?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The wage is set in the collective agreement and very favourable. However, we did discuss number of hours expected after I accepted the offer, which was signed by both of us to determine the pay I received.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy 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 day - interviewed 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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    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 days - interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

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

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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Research Student (Paid) Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Toronto in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Read up on the professor's research and talked about the areas that I was interested in... My strengths and weaknesses, Was asked about my past research experience and availability to start. Was given different options of projects that the professor was working on and was told to take a look. Second meeting was about a week later and gave my choices.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't really a difficult question per say, as you mostly have to read up on the professor's research and understand what she is doing. Above all, show enthusiasm and that your interests are in that field.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Toronto in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    First step : CV screening
    Second step: Interview:Introduce about yourself?What is your strengths and weakness,company's knowlelge,why do you choose company?
    Third step: Group discussion
    Fourth step: Final interview

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you receive a better offer from other company   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was about an hour long followed by a skills test.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that demonstrated your coping skills   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Programmer/Analyst Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

    Hired through the u of t portal. they asked varied in depth and semi structured questions. Try to be prepared with past experiences prior to interview

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    No Offer
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    Administrative 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 weeks - interviewed at University of Toronto in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward with skills test immediately.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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