What Extracurricular Activities Have You Participated In?

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When you are applying for an entry level position, a typical job interview question is "What extracurricular activities have you participated in?"

Here are sample interview answers which you can edit to fit your personal experiences and background:

  • At college, I was a Resident Assistant for two semesters and held a leadership position on SGA and a student club. As an RA I was responsible for the care and co-management of a building of 200 plus students. I gained valuable skills in planning events, being the leader of a floor and working as a team to effectively manage resident issues.
  • In my leadership roles on SGA and student clubs, I learned a lot about myself. I developed a passion for being an agent of change. It helped me to be able to gain a firmer understanding of my own strengths and weaknesses and grow personally and professionally.
  • I was a member of my school's drama club for all four years of college; I had always dreamed of being a Broadway star. I found that as I improved my acting skills, I also gained better communication skills, which is helpful in all aspects of life.
  • I have played the piano for 12 years, and I continued to take lessons throughout college. I was lucky to choose a school with a wonderful music program, and I received instruction from some highly respected pianists. As an Elementary school teacher, I hope to incorporate music into my classroom as much as possible.
  • I have been involved in school athletics almost my whole school career. I was a member of my high school's varsity soccer team, even as a freshman. I was lucky enough to get a scholarship to my university because of my soccer abilities. Being a member of many teams while growing up, I learned the value of being a good team member and working as a team both on and off the field.

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