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Online Video Interview

How it works

Waterloo Engineering is adding an optional online video interview component to the admissions process.

The procedure is simple - you will be asked a question, given prep time, and allotted a set amount of time to respond. It should only take 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be done on your own time.

You will require an internet connected computer with a functioning webcam and microphone, or a smartphone. The system allows for unlimited practice sessions but once you start the formal interview questions you only get one chance - this allows us to see your candid responses.

What we look for

This video interview will give us the opportunity to virtually meet you and get a sense of who you are, which is helpful in determining admissibility as our applicant pool becomes increasingly more competitive. The best way to do well is to be yourself and answer all questions honestly.

Think of this video interview as great practice for all of the co-op interviews you’ll be part of, should you become a Waterloo Engineering student.

How to find it

In December, you will receive an email from us, inviting you to participate in the video interview. This email will detail all applicable instructions and deadlines.

Please contact us if you have further questions.