Mock Interviews 2022

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 24, 2022. 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 27, 2022.
    • Round 3:
      Students can sign up for as many of the remaining interviews as they like beginning 8am on Monday, January 31, 2022. 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.

Interviews are being held via Zoom and meeting information will be sent to you in advance of your interview.

Last updated: February 9, 2022 at 10:30am

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Morning

Interviewers 8:00–8:50 9:00–9:50 10:00–10:50 11:00–11:50
Michael Loken
City of Greater Sudbury (mech) OR City of Greater Sudbury (chem)
A1. Braeden Vrab A2. Zhiyu Zou A3. Darshan Shah A4. Nasim Yavari
Luc Laforest & Mercedes Valli
Ionic Mechatronics (mech)
A5. Adam Farrow A6. Pavel Rahovich A7. Nana Awuah-Ben A8. Sean Jessop
Sonja Mullan
Lopes Ltd. (mech)
A9. Christopher Sutherland A10. Mohamed Mahran A11. Pascal Gervais A12. Keyur Pravinkumar Patel
Valerie Rorison
XPS (chem)
A13. Abdul Kamara A14. Nasim Yavari A15. A16.

Afternoon

Interviewers 1:00–1:50 2:00–2:50 3:00–3:50
Michael Loken
City of Greater Sudbury (mech) OR City of Greater Sudbury (chem)
B2. Abe Shoeib B3. Jacob Comley B4. Olutomiwa Ajayi
Rock Carriere
Glencore (mine)
B6. Ayo Akinbi B7. Muazam Ali Qureshi B8. Mnena Ibeneme
Steve Oaks
Black Rock Engineering (mech)
B10. Philip Rost B11. Mathieu Archambault B12. Darshan Shah
Jason Buie
Jannatec Technologies (mech/comp)
B14. Chengyu Peng B15. Tylor Gmehlin B16. Gaurav Pathak

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Morning

Interviewers 8:00–8:50 9:00–9:50 10:00–10:50 11:00–11:50
Natalie Jones
Golder (chem)
C1. Marlee Greenwood C2. Jacob Comley C3. Abdul Kamara C4. Nasim Yavari
Alicia Levac & Daniel Black
Komatsu (mech)
C5. Vincent Bonhomme C6. Jacob Smith C7. Meet Bhagat C8. Ahmad Alzahran

Afternoon

Interviewers 1:00–1:50 2:00–2:50 3:00–3:50
Natalie Jones
Golder (chem)
D2. Henrey Wambui D3. Olutomiwa Ajayi D4. Sharon Masodje
Sonja Mullan
Lopes Ltd. (mech)
D6. Tharuka Ekanayake D7. Tylor Gmehlin D8. Moxesh Parikh
Kelly Wright & Kara Deneka
Glencore (mine)
D10. Malika Imambayeva D11. Maharshi Bhatt D12. Solomon Acheampong
Julia Salvalaggio
MacLean Engineering (mech) OR
MacLean Engineering (comp)
D14. William Martin D15. Darshan Shah D16. Justin Graenert

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Morning

Interviewers 8:00–8:50 9:00–9:50 10:00–10:50 11:00–11:50
Gus Minor
Sofvie (comp) OR
Sofvie (comp) OR
Sofvie (comp)
E1. Gaurav Pathak E2. Amtul Sufia E3. Kayode Akande E4. Vahid Keshmiri
Michael Dolinar
Synaptic Technologies (comp)
E5. Songwen Xue E6. Vahid Keshmiri E7. Jordan Tiedemann E8. Gaurav Pathak
Valerie Rorison
XPS (chem)
E9. Abe Shoeib E10. Jacob Comley E11. Jessica Kienansatu E12. Jason Xiong

Afternoon

Interviewers 1:00–1:50 2:00–2:50 3:00–3:50
Gus Minor
Sofvie (comp) OR
Sofvie (comp) OR
Sofvie (comp)
F2. Songwen Xue F3. Chengyu Peng F4.
Kelsey Bastien & Brenna Greenwood
Glencore (mine)
F6. Mark Baidoo F7. Ayo Akinbi F8. Malika Imambayeva
Alicia Levac & Daniel Black
Komatsu (mech)
F10. Nathaniel Abbott F11. William Maki F12. Moxesh Parikh
Julia Salvalaggio
MacLean Engineering (mech) OR
MacLean Engineering (comp)
F14. Moxesh Parikh F15. Dylan Smith F16. Tyler Mifsud

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