I’m hoping this list helps those SA grads (and other grads/grad hopefuls) who will soon be interviewing for internships, jobs and programs!
During my undergrad, I always struggled with the last part of interviews (“do you have any questions for me?”) simply because I always forgot to think of possible questions. And sure, there’s no scientific data backing this up, but I’d like to think that there’s a strong correlation between me not asking questions and me not getting offers after interviews.
If you’re like me, it’s helpful to think of interview questions this way: Dressing professionally is a part of your routine. You brush your teeth every day (I hope). You have your resume during interviews. So why isn’t having questions for the interviewer a part of that plan?
On a side note, No. 2 of the list above is one of my favorite types of questions. You spend the entire interview talking about yourself, but you also want to know the company/university/program/whatever-you’re-applying-to’s atmosphere. What better way than by asking why their representative is there?