Sample Questions

  • What professional organizations do you recommend I join?
  • What is the range for starting salaries in our field?
  • What does your typical work day consist of?
  • What assignments/projects can I expect to be assigned as an entry-level person in my career?
  • What classes (electives or core) would be most helpful?
  • Is a graduate degree necessary for someone in my field and if so, what major would be most beneficial?
  • Are there certain specialty areas in my field that are in higher demand in today’s job market?
  • How do you see our field changing in the next five or 10 years and how would someone best prepare for those changes?
  • What professional publications are most helpful in our industry?
  • What surprised you when you entered the job market after college?
  • Who do you admire most in our field and why?
  • Is there anything you would do differently if you had the chance to be a student again?
  • What do you enjoy most about your job? …enjoy least?
  • What’s a typical position someone who has been in our field straight from college? …after working five years? …after working 10 years?
  • How did your degree from Purdue Calumet compare to your colleagues degrees from other institutions?