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University of Waterloo Interview Questions

Updated Jun 21, 2017
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  1.  

    PhD Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. I 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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    TA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    There was no interview, because I'm already a student and there are looking for the CV only. from your CV they will judge either you are fit for this position or not.


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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    There is no interview. The position is automatic when you become a grad student at the University of Waterloo. You may also get a Graduate Experience Award at 2-3K value


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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Very professional, fast, very nice people and respectful. Great questions great place great time . Long interview but expected. Enjoyed mock lecture. Fantastic classroom. Super nice committee people and good questions to be asked
    Overall very well and amazing

    Interview Questions

    • How unique your teaching is?   1 Answer

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    Anonymous Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    The interview process I went through involved a lot of phone interviews because I lived 2500 miles away from San Francisco.

    1. Applied Online
    2. Phone screening with internal recruiter
    3. Phone interview with hiring manager
    4. Phone interview with potential co-worker
    5. On-site interview with several managers and internal recruiter


  7.  

    Gene 121 TA Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I wa really simple. you just apply on job mine and wait for an interview. then the ranking process. ant that is pretty much it. During the interview they just ask you trivial questions and also to code some simple stuff.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a student is struggling with some piece of code?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation.


  8.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through email and Jobmine. Process took a week or so. Was contacted through email and was told to drop in at listed times. Knock upon arrival. Was a casual 10 min interview in a lab. Very simple and direct. No need for formality which was nice.

    Interview Questions

    • What equipment do you know how to use? -Shows you around the lab-   Answer Question

  9.  

    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied through email and Jobmine. Process took a week or so. Was contacted through email and was told to drop in at listed times. Knock upon arrival. Was a casual 10 min interview in a lab. Very simple and direct. No need for formality which was nice.

    Interview Questions


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    Exam Proctor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    No interview, N/A, you just need to apply and you will have to select a day for training. You get pay as well on the training. Anyone can apply to be an exam proctor. Overall the process was smooth

    Negotiation

    No negotiation require since no interview.


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    Residence Life Don Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online through LEADS and heard back from them within a week. The interviews consisted of two parts: a carousel-style interview (individual) and group work. During the carousel-style interview, you go around to the various tables where someone will ask you one question. You have a certain amount of time to answer the questions. The group component was to see how well you work with other individuals when planning events.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions were "Tell me a time when you..." They want you to talk about your past experiences and how it relates to being a Don   Answer Question

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