Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
IT Services/Help Desk Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Simon Fraser University.
Interview Details – The interview is fairly straight forward. Usually a couple people are in the room conducting the interview. There are two parts, AV (Audio Visual) and Computer components to this interview.
Basic knowledge of the computer stricture and components would suffice.
Basic terms: XLR, quater inch jack, etc
Understanding of how a mixer works, EQ and etc
Overall the interview is quite simple.
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation
Research Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Simon Fraser University in June 2013.
Interview Details – I contacted him about writing a research grant together to obtain funding for a new project. We met and I presented the research plan on a powerpoint and he went through each slide to ask about details. I was given a tour of the lab and met future coworkers who were very friendly. We applied for a grant which was approved and we started the work.
Interview Question – The whole process was more of a discussion than deliberate questioning, so, there was no difficult question per se. Answer Question
Graphic & Web Designer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Simon Fraser University.
Interview Details – I had two interviews for this process. This included an in-person interview with two of the management staff. They asked to see my portfolio and examples of work, and asked me scenario questions. My second interview was with HR, and I did skills tests. One with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and a WPM test. I thought it was strange that they did not test me in my design software skills as this is what the position asked for.
Interview Question – Why were you interested in this position? Answer Question
Community Advisor Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Simon Fraser University
Interview Details – A two stage process:
1) Group interviews where you go through a series of situations and are asked to solve problems as a group. It is important to work effectively with your group as the individuals evaluating do consider this as a positive attribute.
2) Individual interviews, pretty standard situational questions.
Interview Question – Had to devise the proper response to an in-progress sexual assault. Answer Question
Chemistry Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Simon Fraser University.
Interview Details – I am employed in a similar position in a different city. With a plan to relocate to Vancouver, I applied to this position at SFU. Because my experience is very relevant, I receive the interview invite in a few days. (they don't pay for the traveling expenses). We finally agreed on a skype interview. The interview is sort of organized, with about 30 min of questions - typical; like why you applied, talk about your research experience, lab experience, problem solving experience etc
Interview Question – give an example, how you solve a problem in the lab Answer Question