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Graduate School - Sample Interview Questions


1. Tell me about yourself.
2. Why do you want to pursue graduate school for ________________?
3. What impacted your decision to go to graduate school?
4. Why did you select this program/school?
5. What do you hope to do with a graduate degree in this field? What are your future goals?


1. Tell me about your undergraduate experience at Neumann University. How did it prepare you for this next step?
2. What was your involvement like outside of the classroom?
3. Tell me about a time when you worked on a project as part of team. What role did you play? What were the outcomes?
4. How would your faculty describe you?
5. What would you contribute to our program?


1. What related experience have you had? What did you learn from these experiences?
2. Tell me about a particular experience which has helped you recognize your interests and strengths.


1. What motivates you to do your best work?
2. What do you see as the biggest challenges you will face in graduate school?
3. What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
4. How do you handle stress?
5. What is your favorite book?
6. What is your proudest accomplishment?
7. What do you like to do in your spare time?


1. Why should you be accepted into this program?
2. What questions do you have for us?


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