Interview

Scheduling

Interviews will be conducted at your school site from February 24th – 28th and March 23rd – 31st. Mrs. Wahl will email you by Wednesday, February 19th to let you know the date and time of your interview.

Mrs. Wahl will also hold office hours during lunch on each campus to answer any questions you have about the interview process or your resumé. Sign up for the Remind text messages to find out when she’ll be on your campus.

Preparation

When preparing for an interview its important to anticipate the types of questions you’ll be asked and then prepare and practice your answers to those questions. Unlike most interviews, we have provided an Interview Guide that lists all of the questions we might ask you, as well as tips and resources for how to properly answer them.

Your goal is to sound prepared but not rehearsed or robotic. The best way to achieve that is to start your interview preparation early and break the work into smaller chunks. You should type out answers to each question based on our tips and The STAR Method and then modify those answers and rehearse them. We highly recommend students conduct their own mock interview, asking their parents or a teacher to evaluate their performance on our interview rubric. The more prepared you are, the easier it is to push past your nerves and deliver a solid interview performance.

It is important to note that our guide is written specifically for high school students who are applying to the Vail Internship Program. As you continue on in your professional career, your answers will change and evolve to better represent yourself as a good fit for opportunities you pursue in the future.

Resources

VIP – Interview Guide

VIP – Interview Rubric

The STAR Method

VIP – Professional Dress Guide

Additional Resources

If you’d like to read more about interviewing as a professional, here are some additional resources.

The 10 Rules of Interview Etiquette

How to Use Non Verbal Communication at an Interview

How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

Common Job Interview Questions and Answers