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The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping students fulfill the lifelong pursuit of purpose by providing services, access to information, resources, and experiences that address individual career needs.

Examples of Behavioral Interview Questions


All Majors

  1. Describe the biggest challenge you have had in your last job, internship, or field placement and how you handled it.
  2. Tell me about a setting when you had to learn something new in a short time.
  3. What are three effective leadership qualities you think are important and how have you demonstrated them?
  4. Summarize an instance where you had to generate a new idea or suggestion and tell me about how you got this idea implemented.
  5. How have you most constructively dealt with disappointment and turned it into a learning experience?
  6. Describe a situation where you had to work with a difficult supervisor.


Education Majors

  1. Describe your teaching style and beliefs and tell us how you have implemented this in the classroom.
  2. What steps have you taken prior to a parent-teacher conference to ensure its success?
  3. What strategies do you use to improve skills of students who are far below grade level?
  4. Describe the process you have used in dealing with a student who was disrupting the class.
  5. Describe your experiences working with a diverse student body.
  6. Tell me about a specific lesson plan or situation that did not go the way you anticipated? What did you do to improve it?




    Updated: 09/2012