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Connect @ Iowa Lakes Student Internship Program - Interview Questions

  • What subjects do you most enjoy at school?
  • Who well have your classes helped you prepare for the demands and opportunities of the internship site you are applying for?
  • What do you like to do for fun?
  • Specifically, when do you plan to perform this internship during the school day or outside the regular school hours?
  • Do you have any volunteer or community service experiences you would like to share with us?
  • What would you offer to this worksite as an intern that differentiates you as a candidate for the position?
  • Are you employed or have you been employed before?  What were some of your responsibilities? What do you or did you enjoy most about the position?  The least?
  • What activities have you participated in – either at school, home or church – that have helped to prepare you for an Internship Experience? How?
  • What are your immediate goals for yourself? What are your long ranges career goals?
  • What frustrates you most about high school? How do you handle your frustrations?
  • What was the most difficult challenge you have faced in your life and how did you handle it?
  • Besides this Internship Experience, what are you doing now to help prepare yourself for your career goals?
  • What do you expect to be doing 15 years from now?
  • Why do you think you will be an effective employee/intern at this work site?
  • What do you consider to be your three greatest strengths? Areas for improvement?
  • What motivates you or makes you want to do your best?
  • Why did you apply for this Internship Experience?
  • Why should we approve you for an Internship Experience?
  • If you are approved, what kind of attendance record can we expect?
  • Do you like working as part of a team?
  • Are you most comfortable leading or following? Can you explain why?
  • Do you feel your education is adequately preparing you for your career goals?
  • Do you feel your grades are a fair assessment of your abilities?
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