University of Waterloo Interview Questions

Updated 1 Oct 2014
Updated 1 Oct 2014
23 Interview Reviews

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    PhD Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – 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

    Accepted Offer
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    Residence Life Don Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Communications Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiations because we are mutually satisfied
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Co-op Alumni Advancement Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • Why do you want to work as a grad student.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    just basic questions and my personal preference

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Special Projects Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Explain the extent of my knowledge for specific coding language.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Online application-> possible interview -> department comity acceptance

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer

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