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Online Video Interview

How it works

Waterloo Engineering has added 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 take you no more than 5 minutes to complete the interview (not including practice sessions).

You will require an Internet connected computer with a functioning webcam and microphone. 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.

If you have not received the email invite from us within 3 weeks of applying, please check if the email went to your "promotions", "spam", or "junk" folder. If you still have not received an invite email then please notify use at enginfo@uwaterloo.ca. 

Please contact us if you have further questions.