Interview

Interviews will be conducted at your school site from March 25th to April 5th. Mrs. Wahl will email you by Friday, March 8th to let you know the date and time of your interview.

Here is the rubric that Mrs. Wahl and the panel will use to evaluate your interview performance. Ask a family member or teacher to interview you using the questions below and score you on this rubric. Then, you’ll know where to focus your efforts as you continue to prepare for the internship interview. Just like preparing for an exam, it’s better to break your interview prep into smaller chunks over the course of multiple days. The more prepared you are, the easier it is to push past your nerves and deliver a solid interview performance.

Below are ten common interview questions. As an emerging professional, you should draft, rehearse out loud, and revise your answers to all of the questions. You should also be prepared to explain why you want to be an intern and what you are hoping to gain from this experience.

  1. Tell me a little about yourself.
  2. What are your greatest professional strengths? Weaknesses?
  3. Where do you see yourself in five years? What steps are you taking to get there?
  4. What are three words that best describe you? Why?
  5. What do you know about our company (the Vail Internship Program)?
  6. Describe the characteristics of a supervisor (or teacher) you enjoyed working under. And one you didn’t enjoy working under.
  7. Tell me about a time when you were a member of a team and someone wasn’t supporting the team. Be specific. What did you do? What were the results?
  8. Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond on a project or assignment? Be specific.
  9. What has been your most rewarding accomplishment?
  10. Do you have any questions for me?

Use the links below to read about the best ways to answer these and other common interview questions.

Time

Forbes

US News