Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, Critical Thinking, Time Management
Complete at least one semester / quarter of Spyder Lab Workshop.
Achieve At least two equipment certifications.
(For certain schools, change this prerequisite to has done projects by using two major equipment )
Picks questions that wants to answer (minimum two & maximum five questions plus Semester End Video)
Emails Spyder Lab Office to schedule interview time, formal dress preferred.
(For certain schools, change this Requirement to onsite interview during Spyder Lab Workshop)
It’s recommended to prepare notes
Question 1: Can you provide an example of a situation where effective communication played a crucial role in resolving a conflict or achieving a common goal? Please describe the communication strategies or techniques that were employed and their impact on the outcome.
Question 2: In a team setting, miscommunication can sometimes lead to misunderstandings or delays. Share an experience from your past where miscommunication occurred within a team, and describe the steps you took to address and rectify the situation. What did you learn from that experience, and how has it influenced your approach to communication in team environments?
Question 1: Can you provide an example from your past experiences where you demonstrated effective leadership in a challenging situation? Describe the specific actions you took, the challenges you faced, and the ultimate outcome of your leadership efforts.
Question 2: Leadership often involves making tough decisions. Share an instance where you had to make a difficult decision that was not popular among your team or colleagues. How did you handle the situation, communicate the decision, and address any concerns or resistance? Reflect on the lessons learned from that experience and how it shaped your approach to leadership.
Question 1: Teams often encounter challenges and setbacks. Can you share an example of a project or task that didn’t go as planned? How did you and your team adapt to the challenges, and what role did you play in fostering a collaborative and solution-oriented atmosphere?
Question 2: Describe a situation where you had to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals to achieve a common goal. How did you contribute to the team’s success, and how did you handle any conflicts or differences of opinion within the team?
Critical Thinking Certification
Question 1: Describe a situation where you had to make a decision with incomplete information. How did you approach the decision-making process, and what factors did you consider? Reflect on the outcome and any adjustments you made along the way based on new information or insights.
Question 2: Critical thinking involves the ability to analyze arguments and identify flaws in reasoning. Can you share an example of a situation where you had to evaluate the validity of an argument or proposal? How did you go about assessing the logic and evidence presented, and what conclusions did you draw from your analysis?
Time Management Certification
Question 1: How do you prioritize tasks when faced with a heavy workload and tight deadlines? Can you provide an example of a time when you had multiple competing priorities, and how did you manage your time to ensure all tasks were completed efficiently?
Question 2: In a fast-paced work environment, unexpected issues and disruptions can arise. Can you share an experience where you had to adapt your time management plan due to unforeseen circumstances? How did you handle the unexpected changes while still meeting your deadlines and goals?
Semester End Video (Required)
Question: How would you describe your overall learning experience in this class, and what aspects of the course do you think were particularly effective in supporting your understanding and engagement? How does this experience help you with your future career or study?