University of Toronto Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Apr 16, 2014
Updated Apr 16, 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 through college or university - interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

    Written application, writing sample, questions about research interest

    Interview Questions
    • What comparative policy issues I consider to be most important in pol. sci.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    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 3 months - interviewed at University of Toronto in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The prof will contact you and set up an interview with you. He/she will ask domain specific questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was nothing that I can negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    MAsc Student Interview

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

    I applied in-person - interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview Details

    First I applied for the university through University of Toronto's website. They asked for CV and a letter of interest.
    Then I visited some of the professors in the related department (optional) to find out if any of them is willing to get a master student. The first professor interviewed me and sent me to another professor and so on. At the end I was interviewed by four professors and told that I will be contacted after more thinking and reviewing my undergraduate grades and projects.
    I was offered by one the four professors who interviewed me previously and I accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Design a related question and answer it. (like an exam question and I was expected to answer it on the blackboard)   Answer Question
    • What are the major related projects that you have done in undergrad and what technical and theoretical challenges you have faced?   Answer Question
    • What tools and software do you know?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation room
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Isabel Bader Theatre Usher Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward interview questions, conflict resolution, teamwork, leadership, you have to provide examples of how you have had to work with others in a front of house setting dealing with people who may be difficult or frustrated.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide an example where you have had to deal with a difficult person.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Researcher Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    The professor got in touch with me by calling and setting up the interview. The questions were fairly technical and relative to the field as well as questions on my background and undergraduate work in Sharif University of Technology. The process took about an hour to complete.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Graduate Student 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 2008.

    Interview Details

    I emailed the professor and met up with her. Then I filled in the application for being a graduate student in the department.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Receptionist Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Toronto in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    called to book the inverview via phone. Asked several references, including 2 professional references to the interview. Asked some general questions such as why should they hire me, why would I want to work there and what skills/weaknesses I had. Also some situational questions that were a bit tricky to answer.

    Interview Questions
    • what is your one weakness that wouldn't allow you to work as a receptionist?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Scientific: asked many questions related to my previous research (doctoral research). Detailed questions about the skills techniques learned in drug discovery and evaluation
    Team player skills: a demonstration of good team playing skills
    Mentorship abilities

    Interview Questions
    • Describe some of the important research projects you were part of in graduate school?   Answer Question
    • With examples the extend to which you have collaborated in research projects other than yours and what you learned in the process   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Investment Banking Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    About a week after applying i got an email typed manually by a secretary booking an interview. 5 interviews each 30 - 45 mins back to back.
    1 guy asked many technical questions. They all ended with brain teasers and 1 interview was very motivational and behavioral.
    People were generally nice except for the same guy who asked many technicals.
    I was competing with Harvard LSE Yale grads and they only had room for 1.

    Interview Questions
    • 9 balls in total and an old fashion scale. 1 of the 9 weighs more than the other. how do u find out which is the off ball   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Toronto in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got a post-doc by emailing the P.I., I think that my publications got me the job easily.

    Interview Questions
    • They just asked me to send proof of my studies and following I got the letter of employment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Took what they offer me. There was no negotiation. Postdoc are paid below average.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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