Interview Resources

Interview Preparation

Preparation is key.

Just think - this time next year, you could be working at a major company as a business technology intern. You could have a plan for college success. And you could be on track for a promising career and future. It all begins with your interview. Use this guide to help you prepare for your upcoming interview with Genesys Works.

  1. Have a plan.
  • Know your interview date and time.
  • Have a plan for how you’ll get to your interview.
  • Decide on an outfit. Click here for some tips.
    • Our general rule of thumb: Dress as best as you can, and don't spend a lot of money doing it! If you don't have dress clothes, borrow some from your family members or friends. Go to Savers or Goodwill. Dress as nicely as you can without breaking the bank.
  • Complete our pre-interview paperwork/online forms by your interview date.                                        
  1. Prepare for the interview.
  • Do your research about Genesys Works. We accept students who know about our program and who are excited to be Young Professionals. 
  • Practice, practice, practice!
  • Here are questions that we will ask you at your interview:
    • Will anything prevent you attending training every day during the summer? What additional responsibilities do you have in your life? A job?  Responsibilities at home?
    • What has your counselor told you about your senior year schedule? Will you be able to work during the school year? What extracurricular activities do you do?
    • What does it mean to be a professional? If you had to change one thing about yourself to be more professional, what would it be?
    • What do you think GW is and why are you interested in becoming a Young Professional?
    • Why should you be accepted into the program? What makes you the best candidate?
    • Goals: (1) In the last year, what was a goal you set and what obstacles did you have to overcome to achieve it? (2) Where do you see yourself in 10 years and how will GW help you get there?
    • Give me an example of a time you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get something done. How did you motivate yourself to accomplish the task?
    • Describe an example of a time where you had trouble learning a new skill or procedure. How did you deal with that situation?
    • Tell me about an experience in which you had to speak up and tell other people what you thought or felt? Describe the situation.
  1. Give a great first impression.
  • Watch your body language. During your interview, relax and sit naturally, but don't slouch in your chair or lean on the interviewer's desk. Avoid chewing gum, or fidgeting with jewelry, cell phone, or your hair.
  • Be professional. This begins with a smile and a firm handshake. Remember, this is your first introduction to the organization, so be polite and friendly to everyone you meet.
  • Be engaged. Remember your interviewer's name and use it throughout the interview. Smile. Be confident! It's ok if you mess up. Just take a deep breath and recover. Also, be sure you ask your interviewer at least one question at the end.
  1. After the interview.
  • Thank your interviewer for the opportunity.
  • Check your email for updates from us.