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Student Career Question Checklist

Listed below are helpful questions to ask an industry expert, a mentor, or a company if you are interested in pursuing an internship or job shadow, or for useful advice.


  • What courses would prepare me for an entry-level career position with your company?
  • What skills would prepare me for a career position with your company?
  • What sort of educational background do you look for the most at this company?
  • What is one of the most significant challenges of the job with your company?
  • How would you describe the company’s culture?
  • What do you like most about your job at this company?
  • What is the balance between individual work and teamwork at your company?
  • How is the application and interview process conducted?
  • Does your company offer internship or training programs?
  • How can I contact you for further questions?
  • Do you have a business card?