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Simon Fraser University Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

IT Services/Help Desk Interview

IT Services/Help Desk

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.

Computer:
Basic knowledge of the computer stricture and components would suffice.

AV:
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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Graphic & Web Designer Interview

Graphic & Web Designer

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


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Community Advisor Interview

Community Advisor

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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Intern Interview

Research Intern

Interviewed at Simon Fraser University

Interview Details – Applied online and was called for interview

Interview Question – what is the operating voltage of a solar cell   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Chemistry Technician Interview

Chemistry Technician
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

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