Model Interview Questions for FRESHERS (On-Campus & Off-Campus)



















1. Tell me about yourself?

I am creative, industrious, have clarity in Goals…...

2. How has your experience prepared you for your career?


Aside from
the discipline and engineering foundation learning that I have gained from my courses, I think the Projects and presentations have prepared me most for my career.

Work Experience:

Through internships, I have gained self-esteem, confidence, and problem-solving skills. I also refined my
technical writing and learned to prepare professional documents for clients.

Student Organizations:

By working on multiple projects for different
student organizations while keeping up my grades, I've built time management and efficiency skills. Additionally, I've developed leadership, communication, and teamwork abilities.

Life Experience:

In general, life has taught me determination and the importance of maintaining my ethical standards.

3. Describe the ideal job.

Ideally, I would like to work in a fun, warm environment with individuals working independently towards team goals or individual goals. I am not concerned about minor elements, such as dress codes, cubicles, and the level of formality. Most important to me is an atmosphere that fosters attention to quality, honesty, and integrity.

4. What type of supervisor is best for you?

  Supervisors who give positive feedback and tactful criticism.

5. What do you plan to be doing in five years' time?

6. What contributions could you make in this organization that would help you to stand out from other applicants?

In previous internships, my industriousness and ability to teach myself have been valuable assets to the company. My self-teaching abilities will minimize overhead costs, and my industriousness at targeting needs without prompting will set me apart from others. Additionally, one thing that has always set me apart from my scientific/engineering peers are my broad interests and strong writing abilities. I am not a engineer with broad talents but I am likely to provide diverse viewpoints.

7. What sort of criteria are you using to decide the organization you will work for?

Most importantly, I am looking for a company that values quality, ethics, and teamwork. 

8. What made you choose your Branch?

My academic interests are broad, so I sought civil engineering to achieve a great balance of mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, and writing.

9. What made you choose this college?

10. List a few of your greatest achievements since you've been in college? 

11. Which subjects have you enjoyed studying the most and why?

12. Which subjects did you dislike and why?

13. Do you have plans to continue your education?

Yes, but not immediately. I plan to continue part time with either an MBA or masters, depending on which will be more beneficial to my work.

14. How would a professor who knows you well describe you? One who does not know you well?

A professor who knows me well would likely describe my personal qualities smart, hard-working, and conscientious.

15. Given the chance, how would you alter your education?

16. Which part-time job did you enjoy the most and why?

17. Interests:

Some of my interests include dogs, hiking, snow-shoeing, water sports, writing, reading, skiing, drawing, crafts, and

18. What are your strengths?

My strongest strength is the ability to teach myself difficult material, regardless of the subject (with the exception of theater and drawing blood from dogs, which I have no talent for). Additionally, I have always excelled verbally and look forward to writing opportunities.

19. What are your weaknesses?

I tend to try to do too many things, leaving little time for myself. I have worked on balancing myself for the last several months. I am also working on improving my public speaking skills.

20. What sort of serious problems have you experienced, and how have you handled them?

21. Would you be willing to take a drug test?

Of course.

22. Do you drink alcohol socially?

23. If you had your whole life to live over, what would you do differently and why?

24. Which is more important to you, your salary or your job?

Salary is important, but I couldn't stay with a job that brought me misery when I could support myself doing something else; hence, my job is more important.

25. What have you found to be the biggest source of motivation in your life?

Taking advantage of my strengths so that they are not wasted. Since nobody is lucky enough to be strong in every area, I think it is important to make good use of one's strengths.

26. What sorts of things cause you stress, and how do you deal with them?

Lack of organization throws me off. To deal with this, I come up with some kind of system to organize things, even if it is only in my head, in the case when chaos is desirable.

27. What is your
definition of success?

Being a good person by improving the quality of
the lives of others, whether it be through work, doing good things, improving the environment/community, taking care of one's family, etc. 

28. What qualities should a successful supervisor possess in regard to job requirements and those who report to him/her?

A successful supervisor should be able to tactfully give criticism, guide, motivate, encourage and foster a positive work environment.

29. How would you develop team spirit among the people that you supervise?

30. Do you like to work independently or as a team?

I like to work independently towards a team goal.

31. What kind of work environment do you like the best?

I enjoy working with friendly co-workers who can share a laugh while working hard and overachieving.

32. How would you resolve conflicts with employees, coworkers, and supervisors?

If possible, I would refresh my memory on what I've learned about conflict communication, and then I would discuss things, honestly and tactfully. I am a big fan of kind sincerity and honesty, as well as humility (when appropriate).

33. In what ways have you learned from your mistakes?

Upon getting myself overwhelmed with involvement in too many projects, I changed my approach. When possible, I now start with less than I can handle and add more only as time allows, and in small increments.

35. In what areas do you need to improve your skills?

I would like to improve my public
speaking skills.