Sample Interview Questions

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Whether you are interviewing for a full time position or an internship, there are some general questions that are typically asked. Here are some examples:

Position/Organization

  • What interests you about this position/field placement?
  • Why do you want to work here? What do you know about this organization?
  • What skills and/or experiences do you have related to this position?
  • Specific questions relating to skills required of the position.

Skills/Personal Qualities

  • Tell me about yourself. This question is an opportunity to share a professional snapshot of yourself. You can discuss your educational background, involvement at Wheelock, professional experiences, something about the mission and/or culture of the organization that resonates with you.
  • What do you consider to be your strengths? Have 2-3 strengths related to the position ready to answer.
  • Can you describe your weaknesses? Give the employer an actual weakness that is not so essential to the position that it disqualifies you. Instead, discuss a weakness that you have overcome or are working on to show the employer your initiative and improvement.
  • How would your teachers/supervisor/family/friends/etc. describe you?
  • Describe your most rewarding college/job/etc. experience.
  • What motivates you?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What type of work environment do you prefer?
  • What are the qualities of your ideal supervisor?
  • What do you like to do outside of work?

Career Direction/Planning

  • What are your post-graduation plans?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why are you interested in this career path?

College

  • What drew you to Wheelock College?
  • Why Social Work? Special Ed? Juvenile Justice? Communications? Whatever your major (or intended major) is, you should be prepared to answer what interests you about it.

Problem Solving

  • How do you handle deadlines for multiple commitments such as class, jobs, family and placements?
  • Tell me about a problem/challenge/conflict you have encountered and how you solved it.
  • Tell me about a time you showed leadership and initiative.
  • Tell me about a time you failed. What happened and what did you do?

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