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Job Interview Question: What Was Your Biggest Challenge as a Student?

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When you are applying for an entry level position a typical job interview question is "What was your biggest challenge as a student, and how did you handle it?"

Here are sample interview answers which you can edit to fit your personal experiences and background:

  • My biggest challenge as a student was being the student! Sitting through the conventional lectures was sometimes difficult. My mind and body were always going and I couldn't wait to get out of my seat, move around, share my thoughts, and interact with my peers. I handled it by focusing all my energy into my listening and note taking. It helped keep my mind busy and my body moving, and I also left with some great notes.
  • During my freshman year is when I faced my biggest challenge as a student. I had never lived away from home before and I experienced severe homesickness. I was almost defeated by it, and had the opportunity to go home and attend a local college. I decided to try to over come my homesickness, which I did.
  • Acquiring successful time management skills was the biggest challenge I faced as a student. It was an aspect to college life that I underestimated the significance of. Now that I am in the work force, I continue to use the skills I gained and I am always trying to improve on them as well.

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