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SF State University
Summer Student Research Assistant for CARE Lab was asked...October 13, 2019

What projects would you be interested in working on?

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I said that I would be interested in doing controls. When Dr. Quintero started to list a few projects, I picked the projects that I was interested in. Less

I will be interested in creativity projects

I would be interested in fabrication and creativity projects, I like inventing into new ideas Less

Quest Diagnostics

Tell me about a time you had to deal with someone who was hard to deal with.

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Patients can be very hard to deal with at times especially if you need to preform the venipuncture for the second or third time a patients attitude definitely do change quickly but very few don’t mind it at all because they don’t want to have to come back on a different day especially since they work or go to school during the week days. Less

I gave an example of working in a group that included my bully.. i told my interviewer how i resolved the difficulties Less

gave example about working in a group

Santa Cruz Biotechnology

Why do you want to work here?

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For science!

To get an experience how work looks in laboratory

To get hands on experience in a biotech setting

Quest Diagnostics

Are you comfortable working with blood and semen?

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Yes

I’m a phlebotomists so that’s a given I love all aspects of my new career.

Blood working comfortable

Labcorp

Are their any raises after probation period?

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NO! Raises are given once per year on a common review date or upon promotion.

No. Reviews are only once a year and generally 2%-3% of your pay.

They said yes in the interview but it never happened

Quest Diagnostics

Are you comfortable working nights?

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Yes

Yes of course

I m comfortable

LifeLabs

Whats the difference between serum and plasma?

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The above answer is wrong, plasma contains fibrinogen and not serum

Serum containing clotting factor fibrinogen that is absent in plasma

Kaiser Permanente

whats my best quality

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my people skills

My best quality is being a team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work independently when needed because I utilize listening skills when learning the process and working with the patients. Less

Quest Diagnostics

What sort of education do you have?

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I have a bachelor's in English and I am trying to get into nursing school.

I have an Associates Degree from CCSD College in San Diego. I am a Certified Phlebotomists. I’m a Licensed Phlebotomists thru California as well.. Less

Quest Diagnostics

Are you familiar with medical terminology?

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Somewhat

Somewhat

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