Sample Interview Questions

Sample Interview Questions

Below are some popular interview questions that you might expect in your interview.


Tell me about yourself.

What is your greatest strength?

What is your greatest weakness?

Why should we hire you?

What do you know about our company/organization?

Why are you interested in this job?

What did you learn from your internship?

Describe your ideal work environment.

What was your least favorite part of your last job?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

What would need from us to succeed in the first few months on the job?

Why did you choose Columbia College?

What classes or professors were most influential to you?

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Behavioral Questions: “Tell me about a time you…”

had to juggle multiple priorities

disagreed with a supervisor

worked as part of a team to achieve a goal

had to complete a project with somewhat ambiguous directions

had to deal with a difficult client or customer

set a goal, and what you did to achieve it

put in extra effort to get a project completed

tried something new and failed

implemented an innovative or creative change you initiated

Questions to Ask Them:

What qualities do you think are important for someone to succeed in this position?

How are employees evaluated?

What is a typical career path for the position?

How would you describe the company culture?

What are some of your goals for the position?

What are some of the challenges facing this position?

What training and professional development is available?