Mock Interviews 2024

A series of mock interviews for engineering and computer science students will be held over three days:

The schedule of interviewers and their affiliations is given in the tables below. Each slot is 50 minutes long. The first half will be conducted as a regular interview. The interviewer will then use the second half to provide you with feedback on your performance, your application, and how to better prepare for future interviews.

This is an invaluable experience for all students, particularly those in co-op or nearing graduation, as it provides the sort of feedback that you will not get in any other venue.

Instructions

If you wish to participate:

  1. Review the list of interviewers. Note that we have tagged the interview slots using “chem”, “mech”, “mine”, and/or “comp” to help you find opportunities related to your stream. These tags indicate which students the interviewer has indicated they wish to interview, so you are limited to those in your stream.
  2. The hyperlinks on the company names (e.g., XPS) will take you to the job posting they have provided. Keep in mind that most companies don’t create a new job posting for this event, they simply re-use a summer student or full-time job posting they have on hand. Don’t read too much into the job requirements. Don’t exclude yourself because you haven’t graduated yet or don’t have all the skills they are requesting — it’s not a real job! The posting is simply there so that the interviewer and interviewee have a common idea of what the “job” they are discussing entails.
  3. Interview slots will be awarded on a first come, first served basis; however, sign-ups will be staggered into three rounds to give as many students possible the opportunity to have a mock interview:
    • Round 1:
      Students can sign up for one interview starting at 8am on Monday, January 15, 2024. Because slots are handed out on a first-come basis, you can request a list of slots (e.g., D10,D11,D12) and you will be slotted in based on availability; however, you will only be allocated one interview in the first round.
    • Round 2:
      Students can sign up for a second interview (or a first, if they didn’t sign up in Round 1) as of 8am on Thursday, January 18, 2024.
    • Round 3:
      Students can sign up for as many of the remaining interviews as they like beginning 8am on Monday, January 22, 2024. At this point, we just want to ensure that every slot is filled.
  4. Interview slots can be reserved by emailing an application to Brent Lievers <blievers@laurentian.ca>. Your application should include (1) your resume and (2) a cover letter as PDF files. Incomplete or incorrect applications will be sent back for revision, so please read and follow these instructions carefully so that delays don’t cost you your preferred slot:
    • Clearly indicate in your email subject line the slot number (e.g., “C14”) to which you are applying. Although we will try to keep this list updated, your preferred slot may have already been taken. We recommend listing multiple slots in your preferred order (e.g., “D20, D17, or D35”) wherever possible.
    • Generic applications that do not mention the employer specifically are unacceptable and will be sent back for revisions. The cover letter must be tailored to the job posting; at a minimum, it should list the employer name and the job title to which you are applying. If you’re applying for multiple spots at a time, you must include a different cover letter for each unique employer.
    • Once we accept your application, you will not have the opportunity to revise it. Please ensure it is correct, complete, and tailored to the position.
    • You have not secured an interview until your name appears in the slot on this page.

Please contact Brent if you have any questions.

Most interviews are being held in person; however, some interviews will be conducted remotely (as indicated by the Zoom watermark). If the latter, you will be sent a Zoom invite in advance of the meeting.

Last Updated: February 1, 2024 at 4:05 pm

Monday, January 29, 2024

Morning

Interviewers 8:00–8:50 9:00–9:50 10:00–10:50 11:00–11:50
Debbie Rhude
Hard-Line Solutions (comp/mech) OR Hard-Line Solutions (comp/mech) OR Hard-Line Solutions (comp/mech)
A1. Maryam Nasourinia A2. Md. Al-Amin Shaheen A3. Pruthvi Patel A4. Janish Khira
Greg Milks & Elisa Milks Prospec Engineering (mech/mine) A5. Chris Clouthier A6. Margot West A7. Pascal Gervais A8. Eyram Agozie
Michael Loken
City of Greater Sudbury (mech) OR City of Greater Sudbury (chem)
A9. Jarod Milford A10. Chris Clouthier A11. Yohann Lohale A12. Sahara Karima Mosin Rahimani
Dave Timmermans & Borz Kord
Vale (chem/mech/mine)
A13. Mehdi Lakhssassi A14. Jack Sheehan A15. Tyler Marcon A16. Tekle Gashaw Ayalew
Dan O’Connor, Luis Urena & Christina Leader
Glencore (mech)
A17. Noah Lambert A18. Mehdi Lakhssassi A19. Samuel Branconnier A20. Quinn Roos

Afternoon

B3.
Interviewers 1:00–1:50 2:00–2:50 3:00–3:50
Debbie Rhude
Hard-Line Solutions (comp/mech) OR Hard-Line Solutions (comp/mech) OR Hard-Line Solutions (comp/mech)
B1. Bhagyashree Dixit B2. Yomi Adesoji-Atoyebi B3. Urvish Dave
James Clark Barrick (mine) B5. Owen Brabant B6. Jackson Miteff B7. Alejandro Javier Quintana Rojas
Brenna Greeenwood & Christina Leader
Glencore (mine)
B9. Alejandro Javier Quintana Rojas B10. Abdulai Jalloh B11. Owen Brabant
Jim Lundrigan & Brad Hofford
Technica Mining (mech/mine)
B13. Luis Urena Tejada B14. Jack Sheehan B15. Joshua Nielsen
Stacey Smith
Teck (chem) OR
Teck (mech)
Teck (mine)
B17. Georgina Coste-Ramsay B18. France Al Gabara B19. Yomi Adesoji-Atoyebi

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Morning

Interviewers 8:00–8:50 9:00–9:50 10:00–10:50 11:00–11:50
Holly Prince Hatch (mech) OR Hatch (mine) C1. Amine Naili C2. Alex Poulin C3. Owen Brabant C4. Aysa Samareh Abolhassani
Greg Milks & Elisa Milks Prospec Engineering (mech/mine) C5. Zofia Koslowski C6. Teddy Trudeau C7. Christian Gaudreau C8. Quinn Roos
Krista Akerman
J.L. Richards & Associates (mech)
C9. Oliver Taillefer C10. Amine Naili C11. Evan Leduc C12. Mehdi Lakhssassi
Kurt Westhaver OR Michelle Kelvin
XPS (chem/mech)
C13. Chris Clouthier C14. Aysa Samareh Abolhassani C15. Luis Urena Tejada C16. Christian Gaudreau

Afternoon

Interviewers 1:00–1:50 2:00–2:50 3:00–3:50
Holly Prince Hatch (mech) OR Hatch (mine) D1. Raisul Islam Atik D2. Oliver Taillefer D3. Zofia Koslowski
Francois Nzotungwanimana, Tanya Swearengen & Brent Boisvenue
Ionic Mechatronics (mech)
D5. Apurvkumar Yogeshbhai Bhatt D6. Yomi Adesoji-Atoyebi D7. Teddy Trudeau
Peter Hanna & Alicia Levac
Komatsu (mech)
D9. Theo Papadakis D10. Alexandre Martel D11. Apurvkumar Yogeshbhai Bhatt
Sophia Diotte & Danielle Stewart
Glencore (mine)
D13. Soham Salakhana D14. Ava Lafrance D15. David Zylberberg
Maysam Moham
XPS (chem/mech)
D17. Georgina Coste-Ramsay D18. Ethan Anderson D19. Kyle Dupuis
Roberto Salomon
Microsoft (comp)
D21. Stanley Amukamara D22. Mehdi Tavafi D23. Erfan Arbab

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Morning

Interviewers 8:00–8:50 9:00–9:50 10:00–10:50 11:00–11:50
Kayla-Lyn Robin
Vale (chem/mech/mine)
E2. Rakin Robbani Raad E3. Zamdazitta Kumbakumba E4. Yating shi
Julie Lacroix
Lopes Ltd (mech/mine)
E5. Mehdi Tavafi E6. Jack Sheehan E7. Felix Gervais E8. Quinn Roos
Kelly O’Mara
Dumas Mining (mine)
E9. Patrick Martin E10. Abdulai Jalloh E11. Jackson Miteff E12. Joshua Azorliade
Julie Coffin
Glencore (chem)
E13. Julia Thompson E14. Yohann Lohale E15. Shubham Arora E16. Sahara Karima Mosin Rahimani
Philippe Belzile
Vale (chem/mech/mine)
E17. Oliver Taillefer E18. Emmanuel Mukwakwami E19. Amine Naili E20. Owen Brabant
Angelica Garcia Varganova
CNRL (mine) OR CNRL (mech)
E23. Quinn Roos E24. Yanbing Xu

Afternoon

Interviewers 1:00–1:50 2:00–2:50 3:00–3:50
Julia Salvalaggio
MacLean Engineering (mech) OR MacLean Engineering (comp)
F1. Joshua Nielsen F2. Guiah Soumahoro F3. Pranil GC
Alicia Levac & Dan Black
Komatsu (mech)
F5. Jack Sheehan F6. Raisul Islam Atik F7. Guiah Soumahoro
Francois Nzotungwanimana, Tanya Swearengen & Brent Boisvenue
Ionic Mechatronics (mech)
F9. Mehdi Tavafi F10. Jack Sheehan F11. Joel Joseph
Angelica Garcia Varganova & Peter Witt
CNRL (mine) OR CNRL (mech)
F14. Joshua Azorliade F15. Carter Zemoroz
Liam Plourde-Kelly
SafeSight (mech)
F17. Guiah Soumahoro F18. Shakil Kalvatar F19. Virendrakumar Malhotra

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