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University of Toronto Interview Questions

Updated Oct 13, 2017
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  1.  

    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I wrote an email to the professor says I'm interested in the research position, she told me to contact master students in her lab. Then after couple email, she told me to send my CV and transcript. In a week, I got an interview.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview

    I approached one of the professors first near the beginning of the semester through emails. Some time later he replied and asked for an interview. It was a telephone interview with two professors from the group. A few questions about my motivation, the skills required for the job, and whether I have a driving license. Relatively easy, but it really depends on the employer's personality.

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  3.  

    Fundraising At Medical Alumni Association Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Phone call on a weekend followed by an in-person. Phone call very pleasant. Meeting - same. Meeting with Manager and President. What followed was the unpleasant surprise: after a successful in-person interview, references are requested. References are stable. After a week of no news, I called to inquire as i had received another job offer but my preferences were with those guys. The Manager who interviewed me answered the phone and she was so rude, so unpleasant, and so impolite that all my ideas about this organization vanished in a minute. That's how one person ruins the image of a whole organization and everything they do. I am sorry that I ever thought positively of those people. I guess not working there will be for the best. Naturally, I received a rejection e-mail within a day (as was clear from her tone over the phone). What is even more disappointing is that no one agreed to provide me with any feedback why and what I had not met as a requirement. Silence.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself; job experience; major strengths; one final pitch to sell myself and how I would describe myself in this role.   1 Answer

  4.  

    Undergraduate Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I approached one of the professors first near the beginning of the semester through emails. Some time later he replied and asked for an interview. It was a telephone interview with two professors from the group. A few questions about my motivation, the skills required for the job. Relatively easy, but it really depends on the employer's personality.

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  5.  

    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Typical interview process, meet professor and they ask you a number of different questions.
    However, you can bypass the interview process if you've taken the course taught with high grades (90+)

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  6.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at University of Toronto.

    Interview

    I contacted the Professor with my credentials, she went through my projects and checked out if I knew everything I was looking for and was hired. She was a bit concerned that I might feel let down as the university standards were not as same as the industry standards and I might feel let down.

    Interview Questions

    • What will you bring new to the team?   1 Answer

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    A introduction to the concept that I would be working on. Fairly laid back. Prof seemed cool. Asked me for my preferences and what courses I had taken. Also asked me if I am applying for awards and which ones

  8.  

    Recruitment Ambassador - Work-Study Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Much shorter than what they claim. Focus less on your experience unless you are very involved in your college. Also asked about your university application process and your high school background. Both my interviewers are quite friendly.

    Interview Questions


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    Work Study - EC Help Desk Support Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Was asked common behavioural interview questions by supervisor and assistant.
    The interviewers were encouraging in their atmosphere of the interview, and there wasn't anything out of the ordinary for the interview process. The questions were very typical for a customer service position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you didn't know the answer to a question by a client.   Answer Question

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    Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Phone call from chair letting me know they were interested in me as a candidate. Gave me first choice of dates to fly out, about 6 weeks before.

    Flown out for 2 nights and three days, although I could have stayed an extra night I think. I would recommend anyone fly into the bigger, non downtown airport. I wish I had.

    Day one, flew in and basically found hotel and went to sleep.

    Day 2, breakfast with chair. Interviews (30 min each) with faculty, lunch with profs in my specific area, then job talk. Very high tech room, and they recorded it for anyone why wasn't there. Did not expect to be recorded, so was caught off guard that I couldn't pace around. Afternoon more interviews, 30 min each. Dinner downtown.

    Next day more interviews, lunch with graduate students. Then a prof gave me a tour of the different neighborhoods I might want to live in.

    Overall veyr positive experience. completely fell in love with the city and the University.

    Interview Questions

    • What courses would you teach? Why are you a good fit? How can you make your research focus more on Canada?   Answer Question

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