An interview is an opportunity for a candidate and employer to learn more about one another and assess a potential fit. Being well-prepared throughout the interview process will help you to successfully share your qualifications with an employer and improve your chances of receiving a job or internship offer.


As you conduct your search for professional opportunities, you will learn more about potential employers while reviewing job and internship descriptions. When you are offered an interview, you should conduct additional research to learn more about your potential employer. Potential sources of information include:

  • Firm/Organization Website
  • Firm/Organization LinkedIn Page
  • Informational Interview with current (or former) employee of the firm/organization

Interview Questions

As you search for professional opportunities and prepare for interviews, you may consider how you would respond to the following common interview questions:

  • Tell me about yourself and why you are interested in this position.
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

The following list of Sample Interview Questions, which can be accessed via Google Drive using your U-M credentials, may be useful as you prepare for your interview.

Students can learn more about interviewing by attending the workshop series events. If you have questions about interviewing, please schedule an appointment with the Career & Professional Development team.

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