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Describe a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.

Be sure to include:

  1. a description of the project;
  2. what you were expected to do;
  3. what you did beyond the expectations; and
  4. how your actions contributed to the success of the project.
Monies of the world

What did your parents teach you about money? How did they do it? Do you agree now with what they taught you? 

What will you teach (or have you taught) your children about money? How?

Woman throwing laptop in frustration

This is a common job interview question. Be honest, but frame it in a way that shows the interviewer you would be good at the job you want. Give specific examples to support your answer.

A row of identical doors in a wall

Have you ever been in a dilemma? How did you solve it?

Give specific details, and use more than one reason to support your answer.

Word love in heart with floral accents

Have you ever been to a wedding? Whose wedding was it? Where was it held? What did people wear? Describe the ceremony.

Cartoon figures of leader standing on arrow carried by followers

Q. What are some of your leadership experiences?

Write your answer as though you were in a job interview.

For centuries, people have followed the Latin proverb, Docendo discimus—"By teaching, we learn." Write a few sentences about what the proverb means, and perhaps a time when you have experienced it in your own life.

People eating at a long table in a restaurant

Where is your favourite place to eat out? Say why you like it and what you have when you go there. Describe the food and the atmosphere.

Older man reading a book with stacks of books in the background

Tell us about your favourite book. What's so great about it? What is it about? Summarize the story and talk about the characters. Does it have a special message? What is it?

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