Questions for Students to Ask

We've put together a list of questions to help guide you, the student, at work-based learning events. Review these questions before a speaker, tour, or job shadow to help prepare to interact with business professionals.

  1. How did you learn about this job?

  2. Why did you choose this career?

  3. On average, how many hours do you work a week?

  4. What is the primary product or service provided by this business?

  5. What is a typical day like for you?

  6. What do you like the best/least about your job?

  7. When your company is hiring a new employee, what qualifications, skills, and/or experience are you looking for?

  8. What is the interview process like for this particular job?

  9. What educational qualifications or specialized training is required?

  10. What skills are important to be successful in your career area?

  11. What classes did you take in high school that helped prepare you for this career?

  12. What types of technology or math do you use in this particular career?

  13. What does the future look like for this type of job?

  14. Do you travel often for your job?

  15. What is your best advice for students planning for their futures in your career area?

Contact Information

High School Career Connections

Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Erin Swancutt
319-296-2329 ext.2022
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