University of Toronto Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Jul 15, 2015
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    FOH Usher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Professional attire and attitude, asked if you are able to take on this job as well as part or full time academic studies. Get your First Aid and Smart Serve training, apply early in your academic career and you can be promoted before graduation.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your availability?   1 Answer
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    DEEP Councellor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    A group of 8 students were brought in and the 3 interviewers asked a question and went abound the room expecting each person to answer it. Finally we were set in groups of 2-3 and given an item from abox and had to make a presentation about that item with 5 minutes to prepare. The presentation lasted 2 minutes

    Interview Questions

    • Explain a time you had to resolve an issue withing a group. If a student had a problem with understanding or implementing a new concept what would you do to make it clear to him? What is your experience dealing with students?   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Emailed a scientist for a post-doc position advertised online. Got invited to an interview in a week. The scientist gave me a tour of the lab and then asked for my background. After another four weeks, I was informed another candidate with experiences better matches the lab's object was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • My past research experience.   1 Answer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    one application, HR round, Manager Round, two interviews (one via skype/phone and other in person). Very lengthy process but well worth it. Could be much quicker... as it is not the most efficient method. Good solid interviews. One interview was one on one, and other was in front of multiple people. Would interview again with them if given an opportunity. Nothing else to say.

    Interview Questions

    • Name, Experience, Why you are better than others?, Work flexibility, overtime compensation, work expectations and future, expected salary.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Summer Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I approached a professor whose research I was interested in, and asked if we could meet to discuss his research goals. We met for coffee several times and after enough discussion I was offered a summer position in his lab group. He didn't ask for my transcripts, however I believe considering he is a professor in my (small) department, they have easy access should they request it.

    Interview Questions

    • What aspects of my research are you interested in pursuing?   Answer Question
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    Manager, Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I received an e-mail one week after the posting closed. Some of the instructions given regarding a presentation portion of the interview were not complete. When I arrived at the interview, they asked for additional elements that were not mentioned in the invitation. However, overall the interview went well and was very straightforward. That said, there was a lack of integrity in how the process was handled after the interview. I was never contacted regarding the outcome. Ever. They had said they would make contact in a week or so. After this time had passed, I called and e-mailed multiple times to inquire as to the outcome, and they did not even have the courtesy to respond. I found out that the job was filled by information on the department website, and looked up the successful candidate on LinkedIn. Clearly, the person was not only underqualified for the job, but completely unqualified for the job. It is an obvious case where the manager just simply hired a friend. A lucky escape - would not want to work for such a person, ever.

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    Research Assistant - Work Study Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    This is a part time work study at the university. Very helpful for full time students to earn some pocket money and gain research experience. the interview process is very simply, you meet the professor you are going to work with, answer a few questions, and they usually let you know within the next two business or days. all the background check, reference checks usually come later if you're hired.

    Interview Questions

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    Work Study Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Toronto (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    applied through the career learning network and got called in for an interview/ I was asked fairly basic questions relating to the job and the department head made it really easy and comfortable for me. I came out of the interview very positive. I was notified of my acceptance for the position abut a week later through email and started work soon after

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this position   1 Answer
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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Received call via email, filled out application, and submitted cover letter and cv.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I emailed the professor my resume and transcript. He replied and invited me for interview. After the interview, he sent me a review article, and asked me to write a summary and some comments.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your previous research experience. Why do you chose my lab? Why do you like nano-technology and what can be improved and how we can apply it for cancer treatment?   Answer Question
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