Tell me about yourself
This is not a request for your autobiography. Focus on what you can contribute; prepare and practice.
- Summary of background- college, major, internship, committees, jobs
- Example of one accomplishment – just completed senior seminar, internship, balancing work and college
- Why you want this job – fits with your skills, uses the abilities you developed in your internship
The whole answer should be less than two minutes and should set you up for follow up questions.
I recently graduated from Hiram College with a major in English. I chose English because I think the rigorous analysis of literature and the critical thinking I did there has prepared me well for a business career. Also I really love literature! I supplemented my academic work with an internship at Cleveland Magazine where I practiced editorial and copy editing skills and wrote two articles on the recent Ingenuity Fest held last summer.
During college, I worked for the Office of College Relations at Hiram where I conducted interviews with many student athletes and wrote short news articles about their accomplishments under tight deadlines for their home newspapers. I was also fortunate to study overseas in Turkey on a History and Culture program. And now, I think I am ready to use my skills in a position such as this one.