Professional Interview Expectations
Whether you are interviewing for an internship, a student job on campus, an entry-level position or graduate school, it's important to know about the interview standards and norms. We provide these resources to help you know what to expect.
- Interview Preparation Guide (presentation)
- How to Make a Good Impression in a Virtual Interview (Handshake Blog)
General Interview Questions
Situational Interview Questions
Situational interview questions allow the interviewer to assess how you would handle a particular situation on the job. We provide examples of situational interview questions and how to answer them using the A.R.C. method.
Behavioral Interview Questions
Behavioral interview questions allow the interviewer to ask about your past experiences and hear examples that demonstrate your character and abilities. We provide examples of behavioral interview questions and how to answer them using the S.T.A.R. method.
Closing the Interview and Following Up
The interviewer may have finished asking their questions, but it does not mean the interview assessment is finished. We provide examples of how to answer the closing question, "Do you have any questions for us?" and how to follow up after the interview.
Job Interview Practice
The Career Center provides an online job interview practice system called Big Interview. This online system provides virtual interviews where you record your responses and receive AI-based feedback. You can practice common interviews in your industry/major or follow the interview online course training.
Career advisors are available by individual appointment. We can help you develop your interview answers and provide strategies to show your best professional self in the interview. We also provide formal interview practice sessions, where you come dressed in professional clothing and we interview you in a formal interview setting.