Student Interview Questions

Landing a job as a student may seem challenging. When just starting out in the workforce, tap your wealth of experience and skills from academic achievements, voluntary work and extracurricular activities to identify your skill set and desirable qualities for employers.

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Top Student Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top student applicant interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Can you tell us more about yourself?

How to answer: Interviewers ask this question to evaluate the employability of applicants. To respond, dive deeper than your CV content and share your story by discussing past and present experiences. Detail qualities acquired through both paid and unpaid experiences to tell your story with authenticity.

Question No. 2: Why are you interested in working for us?

How to answer: First, highlight your skill set and abilities. Align and share your personal future goals, such as how your degree specialism relates to the job you are seeking. Share your future goals in alignment with the company's goals to be personable during the interview. Speak with confidence and use nonverbal communication to express your interest in the job.

Question No. 3: What are your strengths and weaknesses?

How to answer: Skills in self-reflection and adaptability are critical for most jobs. Problem-solving skills are commonly sought by employers, and you can use this interview question to highlight your abilities when describing both strengths and weaknesses. Start by describing your top two strengths. Then share your weaknesses in a positive light by explaining how your self-improvement skills helped you overcome these problems.

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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Student-at-Law was asked...24 September 2015

One question that trumped me was: if you were a prime minister for a day, what one law would you change and why?

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For election day - only tax payers could vote. As citizens who pay taxes generally responsible for their decisions. Less

The Constitution. Whatever you write in there, all other laws and regulations will have to be adjusted and you do not have to worry about it. It is hard for the Prime Minister to change it, but if you can - it is the best choice. Less

A law that forbid hiring employee in related bonds. Reasons^ 1. More healthy competetion 2. More chances to get a nice job by people who haven't nice relations Less

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DTE Energy

Explain a time you missed a key piece of information during work or on a project and what you did to overcome it. Explain a time you went above and beyond with a group Explain a project you worked on where you had to do some deep research to get your answers.

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Its been 4 days since verbal offer, she said she needs supervisors signature for the written offer. Should I worried? Less

It could be that you are starting some time in January and they are just processing offers for those starting sooner. I would just follow up with your recruiter next week. Less

Yeah, you are right, I do start in January. Thank you. Lol

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Government of Canada

What are three words others would choose to describe you?

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Smart worker Team player Humanity

Change agent Detailed Punctual

Detailed Change Agent Punctual

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Missouri Western State University

What hours are you available to work? (they work around your schedule)

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I do like to work mornings and afternoons


I provided them with my class schedule as well as some other conflicts of schedule, and a tentative schedule. Less

SF State University

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

Elbit Systems

Implement x^y function in an imaginary proccessor who doesnt have +, /, * operators.

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without i+=1... the main idea is to iterate and do the sum mul with && // probably have some mistakes in what i wrote.. Less

change numbers to binary call a func - f(x , x , 1) f (int a , int b , int i) { while i <= y { b = calc a*b with && || of binary nums; i+= 2; iterate with a ,b , i+1 } return answer } not organized but thats the idea... Less

without i+=1... the main idea is to iterate and do the sum mul with && // probably have some mistakes in what i wrote.. Less


What can you bring to the table at Danis?

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I enjoy bikes and I’m wanting to get back as management and be a viable resource to this company Less

I have many years of business experience and also a family owned. Construction business I take care of the paperwork.. bill’s even taxes Even if I didn’t know how to do it when the job begins, I ask questions and to make sure the work is completed according. Less

I will bring my focus, drive, knowledge and positivity each day.. while also ensuring each task or project is completed and efficiently followed Less

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

Tell me about a time when you faced a difficult situation

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STAR Method

I do my best contenu to my work and I hope my god will help me.

I do my best to contenu my work and I hope God will help me.


There was no questions like "What would you do if..". It was more o fa free talk

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I went through my CV explaining in detail my experience, projects (college, professional) I worked on, chalenges faced while working on those projects and how I approached them and dealt with them. A bit about college experience and projects and the final project. Also gave some information about myself, what kind of person I am, what I like doing in my free time, etc. just to let them know that I am a "real" person and have interests outside work or work related. Less

How long did it took you to get an offer letter (after the call from recruiter,confirming your selection) ? Less

I didn't go through any recruitment agency. I applied for that position directly on IBM career website. As far as I can remember it took approximately 1-2 weeks to contact me after I sent the application and another week or two after my interview to get an offer. Less

FRHI Hotels & Resorts

What interests you about our company?

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Before the interview, I have done some research about the company online (looking at news and their website). I just tried to tell all I knew about the company and the part I like about them; at the same time tried to link my personal interest with what the company had. Less

hospitality and guest love

I'm interested for find a job as head chef. I had an 23 years experience on kitchen. Less

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