1. Talk about your family background if appropriate and describe your soft skill traits
2. Explain why you chose the college that you are studying at (and why you chose your major), along with any achievements you've made in college
3. Describe your goals and professional/developmental interests and why they are important to you
4. Share the electives/activities you've partaken in and explain how they helped reach your goals
5. Talk about how you are reaching your goals and why you're interested in the opportunity that you're interviewing for and tie this opportunity back to your goals.
Hope this narrative is helpful!
1. First, bring up the basic information, such as school and major.
2. Then, you can talk more about the field you are interested in/interviewing for. Maybe you can talk about how you are passionate about that field, and you can discuss your interest in the position/how it aligns with your career goals.
3. You could also possibly discuss your skills or a relevant experience on your resume briefly. For example, you could say something like: "I had X internship last summer, and I enjoy collaborating (or talk about some other relevant skill)." And then tie this back to the role you are interviewing for.
You want to keep it brief but also give some good details. These are just some additional ideas of things of what you could maybe discuss, and I hope this is helpful! Good luck!
Here is a college's page on common interview questions that might be helpful to look at:
-Your major, why you chose it, some of the key things that you've learned.
-Any experience from your major or outside extracurriculars, jobs etc that are relevant you what your are interviewing for
-Your goals, why are you interviewing, what do you hope to gain
-Present: Talk a little bit about what your current role is, the scope of it, and perhaps a big recent accomplishment.
-Past: Tell the interviewer how you got there and/or mention previous experience that’s relevant to the job and company you’re applying for.
-Future: Segue into what you’re looking to do next and why you’re interested in this gig
Hope this helps!
Ayodeji recommends the following next steps:
- Telling the story of why you want the job and your background.
- Relevance to the job your applying for - tying the story together with an understanding of the company.
- Do research of the company: spend time understanding what the companies missions is - how is that relevant to the story you just told.
- Have a question to have an interviewee.
In your introduction you can explain what all you have done and achieved as a subject matter student/expert. What projects/ internships you have worked on . What you got from there and what was applauded. If you happen to know o work on anything that is closer to what they are looking out for that will be added bonus.
In all you have to emphasis on how whatever you have done till now is an achievement and you want to take it forward
Please make a draft and put your best version of yourself in that. You need to practice and talk confidently on this.
This creates a positive impression and vibe for the rest of the interview.
You can try to follow below guideline to come up with a quick introduction on the basics of yourself:
1) introduce your name, education background, internship experience
2) highlight a key achievement that demonstrate your technical strength,
for example, if you are skilled at financial modelling,
mention a project that you worked at in school/ internship.
Describe your thought and work progress - interviewers love to learn about a candidate's problem solving skills
Highlight the outcome and the impact of your work
3) Share a story that demonstrates your soft skills,
for example, if you want to show that you have great leadership skills,
tell a story on how you successfully lead a team before.
Remember it is important to structure what problem your team faced, how you actively contributed to steer the process,
and conclude with the final outcome.
If your "describe yourself" answer managed to impress the interviewer,
you have a higher chance to continue impressing them with your strengths and showcase your talent.
I would recommend thinking and writing down all your accomplishments, skills, recognition and time to show your personality.
Some questions you can ask yourself. - Why do I want this position? How have I prepared for this position? What skills/abilities do i have that is going to set me apart from any other candidate? And what can you do for THEM? What are you bringing to the table of this position that is different than anyone else?
Hope this helps. Good luck