I was granted an interview by a local university. It truly was an honor to be interviewed by them. So to prepare myself a good ‘show’ (LOL.) for them. I’ve researched some questions and wrote answers for each. I practiced them until the day came. It was a panel interview. Hoping I could impress the interviewers but it went completely opposite of what I expected but in the end, I got in. I don’t know why.
Anyway, here are some types of questions you may encounter and tips for answering them. NOTE: This is just me. If ever I would be asked these questions, the bullet-ed statements would most likely be my answers. But remember that interview questions are desultory. Interviewers are sometimes random, too. Questions maybe personal or unrelated to what you know. He may be testing you of what some other things knowledgeable.
1. Tell Me About Yourself
- I’m passionate about making a difference. Best.
- I’m a graphics and photography enthusiast.
- When I’m with the people I love, I feel very lighthearted.
- Every part of my life makes me laugh.
2. Why (Name of College)?
- The name and reputation that goes with being a graduate of (Name of College) is like life. PRICELESS. 🙂
- What I’m saying is you get a degree from (Name of College) and you’ve already won half the battle. Simply the best.
- I see (Name of College) as a castle who continuously trains bold knights.
3. Why Engineering/Applied Physics/Computer Science?
- I grew up watching mostly tv shows on Discovery Channel. Namely, Mythbusters, Unchained Reaction, How Do They Do It, How Its Made, Extreme Engineering, etc.
- Engineers make a difference. Challenge. Creativity. Discovery. Society needs us.
4. Recommend Me A Good Book.
- The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood. It’s about two brothers with a love so strong that no force can separate them. Then a car accident happened one night.
- State E.E. Cummings’ quote. Refer it to its film adaptation. “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire. Live by love though the stars walk backward.”
- Dive For Dreams, 1950.
5. Tell Me A Challenge That You Overcame.
- Academic Challenge. (Problem Solving). Specifically, my study habits. Low self-esteem. Ranking. Student Organizations/Councils.
6. What Will You Contribute to Our College?
- I’m planning to join organizations. Either related to my course or not. I want to be part of university wide projects like recycling program, fund raising programs to help fellow students.
- I don’t just want to be inside the library after class. I want to feel divers-ed as possible. I’m more of a social kind of person.
7. Any Questions About (Name of College)?
- What would you say is the most remarkable feature of (Name of College) that isn’t known by many people?
- That’s all, Sir/Madam. Like I said, it’s all about taking chances. I’ll take my chances. How can you be found if you’re not lost in the first place?