Interview Questions for Business Internships or Scholarships

Posted on December 29, 2012 by Matrix Education

So you’ve landed yourself an interview, congratulations! You’ve got to the second stage which is an achievement itself.

Interviews for business internships and scholarships require a proficient ability to think on the spot as well as being familiar with your strengths and weaknesses. You never know who may be sitting on the opposite side of the table so it is important to do some background research about the company and most importantly why you want the job or think you are the most suitable candidate.

Be prepared for problem solving questions-they want to see how you handle pressure and this is definitely a prime opportunity to demonstrate your sense of resilience. Have a good think about the following questions but remember to speak naturally as they can always tell if you’ve prepared the responses in advance!


Below are questions that Matrix students were asked in their interview for scholarships:

  • Tell me about yourself-what you did in school and any extra curricular activities you participated in.
  • Tell me about a time you had to work with difficult people and how did you deal with them?
  • Describe the most significant project you did in high school.
  • What do you know about your chosen field?
  • What makes you different from other applicants?
  • What can you bring to the program?
  • How has your academic experience prepared you for the course?
  • Why do you think you have what it takes to be a lawyer/doctor etc?
  • In one sentence state why we should choose you to be a scholar?
  • What are your values?
  • Are you a leader or a follower? Why?
  • What is your favourite subject at school?
  • What hardships have you had to deal with in the past 2 years and how have you overcome them?
  • What sort of graduate position do you see yourself in?
  • What are 3 most important qualities in a doctor/lawyer etc?
  • Describe a time where you have gone out of your way to help someone/project and what was the outcome of it?
  • How do you count the number of flags in Australia?

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