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What will I be asked at my interview?

A selection of general questions which you might be asked at interview.

Why have you chosen this course?
Why have you chosen this college?
What subjects/modules would you expect to study on the course?
Why do you feel this vocational field best suits your abilities and
aptitudes?
What were your favourite subjects at school?
Is there any area in your chosen course in which you would like to
specialise?
Did you undertake any project at school which had a bearing on your choice
of course?
What are your strengths?
Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
Did you ever hold positions of responsibility in school or in your local
community?
Tell us about your hobbies and interests.
Have you any work experience relating to your chosen career?
Have you visited any companies/departments to see how they operate?
What appeals to you about this course?
How would you rate your attendance/participartion?

Film Production Course

You may be asked questions on the following topics:

  • Your interest in film e.g. favourite films, directors etc.
  •  Any relevant hobbies or work experience e.g. membership of film clubs, drama groups etc.
  • Your knowledge of the film course and how it can help you achieve your career objectives.

Look on the interview as a presentation. Use your portfolio to demonstrate your film interests. The portfolio might include creative writing, scriptwriting, film essays, film reviews, photography, art and design work, audio and/or video tapes, DVDs.

Media Courses

You may be asked questions on the following topics:
 

  • Favourite Films, Television Programmes, Documentaries.
  • Any relevant work experience/involvement in the media.
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities (Sports/ Scouts/ Drama).
  • What kind of TV or Radio programme would you make if given the opportunity?
  • Where you would ideally work in the future? (In front of or behind the Camera/Desk.)

Art and Design Courses

You may be asked questions on the following topics:

  • What area of art are you interested in?
  • Have you done some art work at home as well as at school?
  • Do you know anyone who has done art before?
  • What will you do if you do not get a place on the course?
  • What do you think the course can do for you?

At the interview you will be invited to talk about your interests in art and design. The art work you bring to the interview will help demonstrate your art interests.

Technology Courses

You may be asked questions on the following topics:

  • Do you own a computer?
  • What computer experience do you have (what do you use it for?)
  • What operating systems have you used?
  • Do you use the internet/ what for?
  • Do you use the Web for communications?

Social Care Courses

You may be asked questions on the following topics:

  • What experience do you have in this area?
  • What do already know about disability?
  • What do you already know about the syllabus?
  • Do you have computer access?
  • What qualities do you think make a good Special Needs Assistant (SNA)?
  • What are your writing skills like?

Science Courses

You may be asked questions on the following topics:

  • Have you studied science before?
  • What level of mathematics do you have?
  • What area of science do you enjoy and why?

Business Studies Courses

You may be asked questions on the following topics:

  • Are you aware of our links with DCU?
  • Are you interested in going into the 2nd year and forward into DCU?
  • What in the Business area subjects attracts you (subject)?
  • Have you any experience (work) in the Business area?
  • What is you opinion of the business climate in Ireland at themoment?
  • Would you be aware of any government initiatives to help business at the moment?

Theatre Studies Course

You may be asked questions on the following topics:

  • You will be asked a question about the audition which you will have done already.
  • What sort of theatre are you interested in?
  • Have you any relevant experience in this area?
  • Do your family support your career choice?
  • What would you anticipate to be the greatest personal challenge for you on this course?

Hairdressing Course

You may be asked questions on the following topics:

  • Are you a team player?
  • Do you enjoy doing many things at one time?
  • Can you work under pressure?
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