University of Waterloo Interview Questions

Updated 3 Jan 2015
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Well, for a postdoc position, I got a chance to come to Waterloo, just for an interview. The interview included a talk about my research as well as one-on-one meeting with every member in the research group. It took almost a whole day, but it was not so tough.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were mostly about my research, so I did not find one of them much more challenging than others to answer.   Answer Question
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    Website Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone Interview, and the phone call lasted for 30 minutes.

    I declined the offer as it does not fit in my career goal. The reason of applying this position is solely practice my interview skills, but website development is not what I am looking for as I am not a very good programmer. In addition, the pay does not cover all of the expenses in Waterloo as a student.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Why do you like to work at the university?   1 Answer
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    PhD Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – 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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    Residence Life Don Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • 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
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    Communications Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    It was very casual. There was a panel which interviewed me. Supervisor is very friendly and I felt appreciated for the works that I've brought in to show them. They didn't do anything in particular for me but I felt immediately comfortable.

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    Negotiation

    There was no negotiations because we are mutually satisfied

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    Co-op Alumni Advancement Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in October 2013.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work as a grad student.   1 Answer
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    just basic questions and my personal preference

    Interview Questions

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    Special Projects Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at University of Waterloo.

    Interview

    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

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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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