EY Intern Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your EY (Ernst & Young) job interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Question 1 of 30

Talk about your most outstanding personal achievement.

Professional services firms like Ernst and Young (also referred to as EY) expect their team members to work hard and celebrate after completing the hard work. Setting goals for yourself and celebrating those achievements are essential factors to a healthy work balance. The ability to celebrate your accomplishments will show EY recruiters and decision-makers that you can take the time to acknowledge your success once you have achieved your goal.

Discuss your most outstanding personal achievement, being sure to give the interviewers a glimpse into what motivates you to succeed in your personal life and why.

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EY Intern Interview Questions & Answers

  • Accomplishment

    1. Talk about your most outstanding personal achievement.

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. What questions do you have for us?

  • Behavioral

    3. Tell us about a time when you took on a leadership role.

  • Behavioral

    4. Tell us about a time when you had to adapt to significant change. How did you cope?

  • Behavioral

    5. Tell us about a time when you were in danger of missing a deadline. What did you do?

  • Behavioral

    6. Tell us about a time when you received constructive feedback. How did you respond?

  • Behavioral

    7. Talk about a time you had a conflict with a team member and what you did to resolve it.

  • Behavioral

    8. Tell us about a time you showed empathy to others.

  • Career Goals

    9. Why did you choose Audit over Tax?

  • Career Goals

    10. Why do you want to start your career with EY?

  • Career Goals

    11. What are your career goals after you obtain your CPA?

  • Communication

    12. Walk us through your experience interacting with senior executives at EY or other organizations.

  • Compatibility

    13. EY hires thousands of college students every year for our internship and entry-level positions. Why should we choose you?

  • Competency

    14. If chosen for an EY client-serving internship, you will gain exposure to our business and world-class clients. Talk about one strength you are excited to bring to our teams and clients.

  • Diligence

    15. How do you prioritize multiple tasks when they all seem urgent?

  • Diligence

    16. Tell us about a time when you went out of your way to help someone.

  • Diligence

    17. Talk about a fascinating topic you have been following recently.

  • Direct

    18. What did you find most interesting when you visited the EY Newsroom?

  • Diversity & Inclusion

    19. What will you do today to build a better working world?

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    20. What does inclusion mean to you?

  • Education

    21. EY chooses interns from a broad base of educational majors. How will your education and knowledge benefit EY?

  • Education

    22. Why did you choose the university you are attending, and are you satisfied with your decision so far?

  • Honesty

    23. When have you shown great integrity?

  • Job Satisfaction

    24. What do you expect to encounter as a busy season EY Intern?

  • Personal

    25. What did you gain from participating in EY's Emerging Leaders Program?

  • Personal

    26. Do you have an interest in participating in the EY Challenge?

  • Problem Solving

    27. When faced with a problem, how do you respond?

  • Scenario Based

    28. Talk about a time when you had to convince someone that your idea was best. How did you get the person to agree?

  • Stress

    29. How do you handle stress at school?

  • Tough

    30. Tell us your story.