College Graduate Interview Question: How Did You Do in School?
You don’t have much of a work history, so recent college graduates and those applying for more entry level positions are going to have to answer questions about their college experiences. If you want to get the job, you need to take advantage of these questions, because you do not have as much of an opportunity to flaunt your work history or discuss your previous experiences.
How to Answer:
Obviously if you didn’t do very well, you should limit your answer to this question, but if you did do well, don’t take this question for granted. Go on about your experiences as much as you can without sounding like you are rambling.
“I did really well. I had a good GPA and did well on tests.”
“I graduated cum laude and had one of the highest GPAs in my major. I was also heavily involved in the department, volunteering my time to research under Drs. Pepper and StrangeLove. I also won an award for my paper on Contemplative Introspection…”
When you have an opportunity to speak that highly of yourself, you take it, unless you have nothing to say.
Take Away Interview Tips
- Flaunt your achievements.