University of Waterloo Interview Questions

Updated Aug 4, 2014
Updated Aug 4, 2014
22 Interview Reviews

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    If it covers all your tuition and living expenses, you should accept the offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Instructional Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • How would you handle upset professors or lecturers when it comes to creating their content?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Residence Life Don Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 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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    Co-op Alumni Advancement Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    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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    Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • How do you resolve a conflict between two people if you do not understand the problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    just basic questions and my personal preference

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    Accepted Offer
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    Special Projects Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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

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    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Explain the extent of my knowledge for specific coding language.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Events and Outreach Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waterloo, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Waterloo in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly interview, one interview and will be chosen through Jobmine.
    Constant email communication between supervisor before and after interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us when you had to negotiate tasks under a stressful situation and tell us how and why you handled it that way.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Email back and forth and visiting. Very casual and informal.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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