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Job Interview Tips

As a student who has held many previous jobs and positions and just secured a summer internship, I have learned a thing or two about job interviews. I have put together a few tips I have found to be useful for students who are interviewing for jobs and internships. While these are not the only tactics that work, they sure can help! The interview stage can be daunting for some people, but this is the opportunity to shine and make yourself stand out from the crowd. 

  • Do research.
    • If your student gets an interview with a company, it can be helpful to research the company before meeting with them. This is a good way to learn more about the company, its mission and what the role they are applying for requires. Researching the company is also a great way to come up with questions to ask during the interview to get insight from the people who work there. 
  • It’s okay to brag!
    • Interviews are the time to brag. This is the time to show off why you are the perfect candidate for the position. Encourage your student to create a brag sheet of their accomplishments and all their experiences so they can talk about these in their interviews. They should talk about their qualifications and things about them that make them the perfect fit.
  • Talk about relevant experiences.
    • In the event your student is applying for an internship in the field they want to go into, encourage them to talk about relevant experiences so any classes they have taken that might help them with this role or clubs and student organizations. 

While I have given some tips, the Career Development Center has resources for interviews. Encourage your student to check out that resource! I hope you can pass on these tips to your students as they get ready for interviews.

  • Deeya