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Sample Interview Questions

Direction/Career Planning

  • What are your short-term and long-term goals?
  • How did you establish these goals and how are you planning to achieve them?
  • How has your college experience prepared you for your career? What skills and knowledge have you gained?
  • What led you to choose your field of study?
  • How would you describe your ideal job for you after graduation?

Problem-Solving Ability

  • Name a problem you have encountered and how did you resolve it?
  • What have you learned from your mistakes?
  • How do you work under stress?

Skills/Personal Qualities

  • What do you consider your greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • How do you think a friend or professor would describe you?
  • What qualifications do you think will make you successful?
  • If you were hiring a graduate for this position, what qualities would you look for?


  • What are the most important rewards you expect in your career?
  • How do you determine or evaluate success?
  • Describe your most rewarding college experiences.
  • What motivates you?
  • What two or three things are most important to you in your job?


  • Do you have a geographic preference?
  • Are you willing to relocate? Travel?
  • Are you seeking employment in a company of a certain size? Why?
  • Are you willing to spend at least six months as a trainee?

Contact Academic and Career Advising

Academic and Career Advising Office
Elliot Center
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

Upcoming Events
October 27, 2016 (Thursday)
Veterans Grad School Virtual Fair
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • online
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October 28, 2016 (Friday)
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November 01, 2016 (Tuesday)
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