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Preparing for the Interview: Part 1


The phrase "know thyself" is essential when in an interview—be aware of your technical skills and professional skills, such as teamwork, communication, and leadership. Roger Bentley of Engineering Career Services at Iowa State University specifically emphasizes the importance of professional skills. As an engineering student, companies are aware that you are technically savvy. They enter the interview with the intention of getting to know your professional side. To do so, Bentley emphasizes the importance of the acronym STAR—situation or task, action, and result—when explaining your experiences. This video will help you prepare for your professional interview.

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