Step 4: Hints & Tips - Interview Advice

Research the Business

Research the company and prepare yourself to answer company-specific questions.

Familiarise yourself with the company’s mission statement, history, product and service offerings, management structure, and information about the company culture.

Look at current events – read their recent press releases so that you feel confident speaking about the company.

Dress for Success

If you get the opportunity to meet the business person face to face or through a video link you should put some effort into your personal appearance. Dress for the role and the business you'd like to intern with. 

 

Meeting the business person face to face or online

If you're meeting face to face, bring a one page overview of your skills, talents and contact details and/or a portfolio of your work.

Make sure you answer the question being asked. If you're not sure, it's ok to ask for clarification.

The first sentence of your answer should set the tone by restating the question and providing your initial opinion. 

Talk about your own research, opinions, and experiences if it's related to the question. Don’t stray too far off topic. 

Take a deep breath, relax, and let your personality shine through.