University of Waterloo Interview Questions

Updated Jan 3, 2015
Updated Jan 3, 2015
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    HRMS Project Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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?'.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Online application-> possible interview -> department comity acceptance

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Special Projects Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    just basic questions and my personal preference

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    PhD Researcher Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Website Developer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Well, for a postdoc position, I got a chance to come to Waterloo, just for an interview. The interview included a talk about my research as well as one-on-one meeting with every member in the research group. It took almost a whole day, but it was not so tough.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were mostly about my research, so I did not find one of them much more challenging than others to answer.   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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

    • Why do you want to Waterloo   1 Answer
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    Engineering Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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