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CMU Student Interview w/ S. Zafar | Part 9: Maintaining a Good Impression

S. Zafar, who attended Carnegie Mellon University, earned a 35 on her ACT, took 13 AP classes in high school, events' chair for FORGE (refugee empowerment club), the president of high school Amnesty International Chapter, and the president of Undergraduate Economics Journal at Carnegie Mellon.


 

Key points S. Zafar shares:

  • "Although it is tempting to apply to every internship under the sun and “wing” the majority of your interviews by doing little research on the company itself as well as the internship program, the probability of being asked multiple questions centered on these topics is incredibly high."





Q: What are some important things that are necessary to do well at interviews for internships?

A: Definitely research the company and the position extensively when applying. Although it is tempting to apply to every internship under the sun and “wing” the majority of your interviews by doing little research on the company itself as well as the internship program, the probability of being asked multiple questions centered on these topics is incredibly high. Being ill-informed of what you are applying to is likely going to come out in your interview, and comes across as incredibly unprofessional. Having extensive knowledge and insight on the company is a wonderful way to stand out in the process!




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