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University of Waterloo Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 19, 2017
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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

Other Interview Reviews for University of Waterloo

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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.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, QC (Canada)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Quick meeting with the supervisor with a quick rundown of the job. The supervisor then asked me a few questions about what i knew in the field of microfabrication and described the work being done in further detail.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The professor will send you an email to ask you whether you are available to chat over skype, then you can decide a time slot which is available for both you and the professor. Just introduce what you have done to him, and remember, don't be nervous.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you ever done? Introduce you research experience. Something like this.   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 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    It was simple and straight forward. They told me straight away what the project is and what skills they are looking for. And asking me what can i do for them.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the extent of my knowledge for specific coding language.   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview

    Very straight forward. I was interviewed by a professor. Questions about academic and any extracurricular activities I was involved in.

    Interview Questions

    • What part of your professional life as a student would you change and why?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Online application-> possible interview -> department comity acceptance

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


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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.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

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

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed 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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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral 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 February 2011.

    Interview

    Couple of engineering questions, depends on the faculty member who interviews you. Some of them ask hard question related to their specific field. Don't worry if you don't know the exact answer, they want to see how you approach the problem.

    Interview Questions

    • Telecommunication stuff, information technology, past experience and so on   1 Answer

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