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Employment Sector
Question
Tell me about a time when you had to explain a complicated or technical idea to someone using simple technology either verbally or in writing.
Question Intent
To assess your ability to take complex information and distill it down to the essential points that are understandable by a general audience.
Answer Tips

Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that demonstrates this ability.

Employment Sector
Question
Tell me about a time when you had to explain a complicated or technical idea to someone using simple terminology either verbally or in writing.
Question Intent
Do you understand that you will need to use simple language to explain a complex idea?
Answer Tips

Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that demonstrates your ability to use simple language to explain a complex idea.

Employment Sector
Question
Tell me about a large project you managed with little supervision.
Question Intent
In the position, you will likely be given large projects and they will expect you to work independently. They want to know that you will be able to handle this.
Answer Tips

Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that demonstrates your ability to manage your time and prioritize on your own.

Employment Sector
Question
In this position you will be required to use strong attention to detail and accuracy. Please give me an example of how you've used these skills
Answer Tips

Use the STAR technique - Situation, Action, Task, Result. Pick a time and tell a story that in which paying attention to detail was essential.

For my first and second co-op work terms, I was fortunate to work at SAP (Systems Applications, Products) as a Technical Operations Analyst. While I was nervous about applying to this role as it was listed under Faculty of Applied Sciences postings - whereas I am studying Management Information Systems at the Beedie School of Business - it was quite possibly the best decision I've made in my undergraduate career. The eight months passed by quickly, and the knowledge and skills I acquired will undoubtably contribute to my future endeavours.