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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Imperial College London as an intern (less than an year)Pros
I did programming work within the Centre for Bio-Inspired technology, and had a wonderful experience. I got help when I asked for it and had regular contact with the team to make sure I'm on track.
It was really easy to apply to since I am a student here. I simply found a group that interested me, contacted the head and asked if I could to a UROP. We met face to face, but it was more an informal chat to see whether I could do something useful for them and if I wanted to, rather than an interview.
My supervisor told me that if I wasn't interested in the project I could ask to switch, but that wasn't necessary in my case.
I was paid by my department, so the group I was with didn't have much to do with that.
They were very flexible with starting, ending and holiday time, I took a holiday in the middle of the placement!
It was great knowing I did useful work as well, I was never asked or expected to get coffee or run errands.Cons
I didn't really interact with the other people working there, but I think they would've been friendly if I had made the effort!RecommendsNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at Imperial College London.Interview Details
Applied online, got invited to the Open Day which is where everyone gets a short interview. Interview lasted no more than 15mins (one-on-one) and consisted of extremely standard interview questions. There were about 100 students from Universities all over the UK, specially those that focus on Petroleum Geology such as Aberdeen, RHUL, Manchester etc.
The students are split into two groups. First group consists of a select few students (most of whom already have conditional offers before the interviews). These students get a short 10min panel interview where 15-20 industry folks (BP, Shell, BG Group, Centrica etc) ask questions. If successful, they receive a full or partial scholarship.
The second group, i.e the rest of the students, get interviewed by their potential lecturers, one-on-one. There are about 8 lecturers in 8 rooms and you'll get assigned to one randomly earlier in the morning.Interview Questions
No OfferEasy Interview
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You don't need a Time Machine to get into Imperial College London, just some good grades and the desire for an education. The former school of author H.G. Wells offers undergraduate and postgraduate education to some 13,000 students at its campuses in London, Kent, Berks, and Middlesex. The school is known for its science and technology, but it also offers courses in agriculture, business, the humanities, and medicine. The departments are organized into four main faculties: engineering, natural sciences, medicine, and the Tanaka Business School and Humanities, named after...