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University of Waterloo Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 04, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
22 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at University of Waterloo in January 2012.

Interview Details 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 Question – Its not that hard if you know the basics   Answer Question

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


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Instructional Support Assistant Interview

Instructional Support Assistant
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo in March 2012.

Interview Details I saw the posting on their website and then I applied through email and received a response back from the interviewer with information about where to go for my interview a week later. I met with 3 people for the interview which lasted about 1 hour. I then heard back a few weeks later with their decision.

Interview Question – How would you handle upset professors or lecturers when it comes to creating their content?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

PhD Researcher Interview

PhD Researcher

I applied in-person and interviewed at University of Waterloo.

Interview Details 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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Residence Life Don Interview

Residence Life Don

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo.

Interview Details Apply to their website and receive a response a week after the submission deadline.

Interview Question – Just be positive and show that you love helping people. Also come up with ideas for future events you would like to hold.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Co-op Alumni Advancement Assistant Interview

Co-op Alumni Advancement Assistant
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Waterloo in October 2013.

Interview Details One half hour interview in-person with supervisor, followed by a 10 minute Excel proficiency test.

Interview Question – Personality/Problem-solving questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant

Interviewed at University of Waterloo

Interview Details Just need to make sure you know the professor well, there is no interview needed. However you need a good academic record.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work as a grad student.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Clerk Interview

Clerk
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at University of Waterloo in August 2010.

Interview Details There will be one I interview before the hiring and it is mostly luck of the draw. There is a lot of internal promotion and external recruiting.

Interview Question – How do you resolve a conflict between two people if you do not understand the problem.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Teaching Assistant Interview

Teaching Assistant

Interviewed at University of Waterloo

Interview Details just basic questions and my personal preference

Interview Question – run tutorial or not   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Special Projects Assistant Interview

Special Projects Assistant

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Waterloo.

Interview Details Through jobmine, the process was fairly easy where the interview time, location and everything was set through the system. The interview process was simple where the supervisor would ask the standard questions, what made you apply, what you are looking for from the experience, etc. Be fully prepared and everything will go smoothly

Interview Question – Are you funny?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo.

Interview Details 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 Question – Explain the extent of my knowledge for specific coding language.   Answer Question

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