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University of Waterloo Interview Questions

Updated Mar 5, 2017
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    Mechanical Engineering Student Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Submit high school transcript and AIF form, get offer if you meet the criteria. I applied through OUAC. I don't work there per se, I'm a co op student. You need a higher average to get into the co-op program. Engineering is co-op only.

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Casual at first as it was a contract. If you apply for a contract job, the process seems a little less intimidating. If full time job permanent, that is a different mindset.

    Interview Questions

    • Situational and many questions about give me an example of ...
      Also many behavioral questions, what would you do in the case of...  
      1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at University of Waterloo in January 2012.

    Interview

    First you have to contact the professor through email and let him know about your experience and academic background in the related field. After that if professor is satisfied with you, he will most probably would like to interview you on skype. Mostly he asks technical questions.

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    Negotiation

    If it covers all your tuition and living expenses, you should accept the offer

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Waterloo in March 2011.

    Interview

    I have been interviewed once. It was phone-interview. I can suggest that you should remain relax because it makes easy to understand and explain what you want to say. Sometimes nervous can ruin all interview.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview first; if passed, flowed by on-site 1:1 interview; if passed, job offer will come.

    Interview Questions

    • Reverse the word sequence in a string   1 Answer
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    Sys Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2010.

    Interview

    2 Strings each take 1/2 hr long to burn out at unknown rate , how do you time 45 min?

    Interview Questions

    • 2 Strings each take 1/2 hr long to burn out at unknown rate , how do you time 45 min?   1 Answer
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, 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 Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I applied to University Portal and was called for the interview. It took almost 2 weeks to hear from the lab supervisor. Proper training was given prior to lab sessions :)

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Waterloo in December 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by professor after applying for masters degree, was interviewed over the phone, received offer shortly afterwards, went over my CV and general background, discussed projects and then was asked a few networks questions

    The idea for university graduate admissions is to try and reach out to professors with matching interests and look for a project for which they may fund you, generally if you have a solid background and a matching project, it is likely you will be selected

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the differences between DCTCP vs TCP? What is the network stack?   Answer Question
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    Development Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    One interview with the employer who would be the individual I directly reported to with behavioural questions and questions regarding prior experiences relevant to the role at hand.
    Interview featured background information on the role and background on certain confidential portions of the tasks which would be part of the individual’s duties

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss one time you produced a creative piece of work and how you managed feedback received on the process   Answer Question
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    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.

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