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University of Waterloo Interview Questions

Updated Oct 31, 2014
Updated Oct 31, 2014
24 Interview Reviews

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    HRMS Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very easy going. They asked things like 'what do you like to do in your spare time', and the typical, what are your strengths and weaknesses. I perceived the people interviewing me to be very friendly. I could tell they were dedicated to their job but liked to be relaxed too. They then asked me about my knowledge of some programs that were involved with the job. The hiring process went through smoothly as it was done through JobMind.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no real difficult or unexpected questions. They only difficult ones would be 'when in the workplace did you experience a time of conflict and how did you deal with it?'.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview Details

    Online application-> possible interview -> department comity acceptance

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Special Projects Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview Details

    Through jobmine, the process was fairly easy where the interview time, location and everything was set through the system. The interview process was simple where the supervisor would ask the standard questions, what made you apply, what you are looking for from the experience, etc. Be fully prepared and everything will go smoothly

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    just basic questions and my personal preference

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Just need to make sure you know the professor well, there is no interview needed. However you need a good academic record.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work as a grad student.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    PhD Researcher Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview Details

    The selection was based on committee decision, past achievements in the field, GRE general and GRE subject scores as well as TOEFL scores. The results were announced within approximately four months of the application. After the acceptance, I took around 4-5 months to start my PhD program

    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Website Developer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview, and the phone call lasted for 30 minutes.

    I declined the offer as it does not fit in my career goal. The reason of applying this position is solely practice my interview skills, but website development is not what I am looking for as I am not a very good programmer. In addition, the pay does not cover all of the expenses in Waterloo as a student.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Why do you like to work at the university?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Engineering Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Waterloo in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    This was a simple co-op experience with the University of Waterloo. We did the initial application through the JobMine web application provided by UW including the scheduling of interview. On the interview date, we met up for a 1 on 1 interview where the interviewer asked generic questions, some personality, some problem solving and made some comments on what the job description is. The people seemed very easy going and nice. The work environment is great.

    Interview Questions
    • Really nothing out of the ordinary. Asked about qualification in description and resume and work experiences   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Waterloo in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Iniital screening by resume and then a couple of interview by your prospective graduate advisors.
    interview was pretty informal and you were just asked what you know about a parituclar field,, no home assignment or anything else.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Receptionist Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview Details

    Interview was informal. Two interviewers asked typical situational questions but mainly described the job. By showing examples of how I had previous work experience with those job description activities, I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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