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University of Toronto Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2018
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  1.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview

    Once admitted to a graduate program, you will be assigned an advisor (if not already previously arranged) or you will meet with the department administrator. Based on your previous studies or current research interests, you will typically be assigned, rather than be asked to choose, a professor to work with. There's no negotiating this. Because of this, it's not uncommon for scheduling conflicts to arise between the undergraduate class you're assigned and your own graduate school courses.

    In some cases, professors will ask to meet you ahead of the class starting to judge the fit, but the likelihood of swapping assignments is slim. Show confidence so you're not taken advantage of by unreasonable work expectations, but do ask as many questions as needed to clarify the professor's expectations and avoid surprises later.

    Interview Questions

    • Professors will ask to meet you ahead of the class starting to judge the fit, but the likelihood of swapping assignments is slim. You may be asked how knowledgable you are on the subject matter be taught in class - if in doubt, ask the professor for material and/or suggestions on how to catch up.

      There was no mention prior to hiring, but all Teaching Assistants must join the union and pay dues. This also means deferring to the agenda set by the union and occasional strikes during contract negotiations.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto in September 2008.

    Interview

    The interview was not very formal and the hiring process was quick. Interviewer was very direct and the questions were straight forward. Dress code was also informal as the position was meant for a student part time. Hence, interviewer was very friendly and was very approachable. The knowledge needed for this job was limited but there was a small learning curve when working there.

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    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview

    I emailed professors in the department I was interested in before I applied online. Then I we discussed my past experience and research I worked on and what I was interested in pursuing for my graduate research

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    Peer Career Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Traditional interview with one employer and you. My supervisor had her questions ready in front of her and took notes. Interview was about 30 mins and no questions were surprising

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think your experience as a peer career advisor will help you in your own career development?   Answer Question

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    Ph D Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Esfahān (Iran)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Esfahān (Iran)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed with a professor from UofT via Skype about my background and skills. The professor and his major research assistant asked me some questions about computer network and artificial intelligence.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever worked with the container in Linux?   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto in August 2009.

    Interview

    Very comprehensive, behavioral, professional

    Negotiation

    bad


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    Lab Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Asked a few questions about past experience and some work skills and interests. Mostly focus on how you will fit in the work environment. Just answer yes and try to come up with some experience that support your fit for the work.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any experience working in a research lab environment and how was it?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None.

  8.  

    Web Designer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Initial screening phone call with HR. First department interview was 1:1, and the second was with a panel, which included a portfolio presentation. Questions formed a wide range from getting to know you type, to what types of sites inspire you as a designer, and technical-related questions. They also provided plenty of time for me to ask questions as well.

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

  10. Helpful (1)  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Toronto in September 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted for an interview. The interview itself consisted of behavioural and technical questions, and all questions were fair. I was informed of the work environment and what my role would be. After the interview, I was promptly told of my results and my offer package.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you find a solution to a problem if you don't have any assistance from seniors?   Answer Question

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