MockQuestions MockQuestions
Job interview preparation
Sign in
Upgrade
Career Interviews
Interview Topics
Company Interviews
Close

Tell me about your education.

33 Answer Examples | Learn how to answer this question from professional recruiters

How to Answer

The interviewer wants to know how your education has prepared you for this job. A few highlights you can focus on are some of the relevant topics you learned about while attending your courses. Discuss how they will help you in this new role.

Some ideas for you:

- If you have experience working on group projects, share how you improved your listening and communication skills when working on a challenging project.

- If you learned a new type of software or equipment type you will need to know about in this new job, talk about what you know and how you will apply this knowledge.

While attending post-secondary studies, you likely learned some core skills that would be transferable to any position. Think about what you learned in your highest levels of education and how that knowledge applies (or will apply) to your work. Some of these skills could include:

- Time Management
- Creative Thinking
- Proposal Writing
- Public Speaking
- Presentation Building
- Independent Learning
- Academic Research
- Self-Motivation

Tell me about your education.
Acting

"I am formally trained in acting through New York Film Academy where I majored in Musical Theater. Since graduating from NYFA, I have worked in small productions around the city while also taking additional coursework in film."

Admin

"I am a big believer in post-secondary education. It adds a lot of value to those newer to the workplace. My post-secondary education was in Communication and Journalism. The courses in this program helped me to develop stronger business relationships through professional correspondence. I also learned persuasive writing skills which have proven to be incredibly helpful when editing client proposals."

Basic

"I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in 2007 from University XYZ. I received a variety of scholarships due to strong grades. I was on the Dean's list and graduated top of my class. This experience taught me pure dedication and how to manage deadlines."

CAD Drafter

"I attended the University of Central Missouri and graduated top of my class for computer-aided drafting and designing. My favorite part of this education experience was being able to construct 2-D and 3-D drawings of buildings and tools. My specialization included architectural drafting, civil drafting and geographic information systems (GIS). "

CNC Operator

"I have an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Technology. The courses that prepared me most for my first job would have been Blueprint Reading and CAD/CAM courses. My internship hours at ABC Company were really important to my success as a CNC Operator as well."

Economist

"I completed my degree at Western University and graduated with Honors. My focus was on politics and socioeconomic climate. Being on the Deans list for 3 of the 4 years was a proud accomplishment of mine."

Financial Analyst

"I have a Masters' degree in Finance. I am also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). I completed my Masters' degree from Stanford University in 2006. My CFA designation was awarded to me in 2010. During my studies, my favorite course was International Business. I found it incredibly eye opening to learn about financial matters in other regions. Statistics is the area that I struggled the most. I hired a tutor for that course and completed it with strong grades."

Flight Attendant

"Take a look at the educational requirements for this new position listed on the job description. Sometimes employers are very specific and require that you got a degree from a top school or that you received a certification in a specific skill. Lucky for you, you meet the requirements and have landed the interview! Now all you need to do is know how to talk about your training! How did your education prepare you for this role? What are some valuable lessons you learned? Highlight a few courses you took that interested you and talk about what you learned. Focus on the skills and knowledge that will benefit you in this new role. "

Fundraising

"Think about your favorite parts of your college education. What did you learn that most excites you for a career in this field? Begin by telling the interviewer where you went to college, and share 2-3 of your favorite things about your education such as favorite courses, team projects, key learning concepts, or how great of an overall education you feel you received. Next, share what you learned that gets you excited for a career in the field! Finally, be sure to mention that this excitement will be used to propel you in the field."

Genetic Counseling

"I graduated at the top of my class in high school. From then I attended the University of Miami and earned my Bachelor's Degree. While in school, I shadowed a genetic counselor to gain experience specifically interacting with patients. I also was part of a local Red Cross and volunteered at blood drives. After my Bachelors, I decided to work as an intern filing paperwork and running lab tests with a genetic counselor. The more I learned and studied Genetic principles, the more I wanted to have a career in this field- mainly to help patients by identifying disorders."

Want to view all 33 answer examples?
Upgrade to view over 20,000 professionally written answer examples.

More Interview Questions

View user-submitted Answers

Tell me about your education.
1.
I was an a apprentice which worked along side shadowing a well experienced skilled master technician and I made the most of all I could do to learn from him.
2.
I have never developed a training program but I have done a lot of self taught training through work just through trial and error and learning from mistakes which has helped the company's that I have worked for because I have discovered ways that flow a lot easier and are more productive. For example when I came into Century 21 they were using the MLS system as a way of keeping track of Spencers propertys. I decided that it would be more benificial to keep track of all these propertys through a spreadsheet where the property would be listed and the colomns would have a seperate section for each one of those propertys (consumers energy, DTE if those utilitys were on and off, who the muninciple office was and what was the balance left on that account for that property, any notes that I had on that property were used to give status updates to send to the realtor and to communicate accounts payable with Fannie Mae and Freddie mac.
3.
I developed all training programs.
4.
I was one of the Cast trainers at the theatre and I got to be apart of implementing the training program. I got to put my input on what we train them on first, and who gets to help train.
5.
Yes I have been in a V3 Hyundai only for 10 days I was a service engineer trainee. My team met all the difficulties regarding the vehicle.
6.
Refer to training new agents for ACR about remote locating.
7.
As a supervisor, I have took 2 apperentices on and trained them in the field of tool&die.
8.
Warehouse Management System Induction Training.
9.
As a peer mentor for Biological Sciences of my university, we were tasked with improving the training system of our mentors. Sometimes to help review the material, we perform activities to help with recognition of biological concepts. One activity that I added to my program was to play jeopardy with questions pertaining to biology. The competition provided by this helped the students with the material.
10.
Training program is very very important definitely to built the trainee.
11.
I have written out a detailed instruction manual of all our stores functions so if we have new starters the can use this as a guide alongside proper training methods.
12.
I developed TSB and FMEA structure and used this at GP .
13.
I have never developed a training program myself, but after my training at Grant County Jail, I did create a Jailer Training Manual and create a power point presentation that covered all the legal issues, procedures, and safety tips for working at the County Jail that is handed out to all new hires during their training.
14.
As a supervisor, I have took 2 apperentices on and trained them in the field of tool&die.
15.
SCM fundamentals training gives me global exposure in SCM
16.
Every year i've been involved in a team that looked at all the JSA's in our plant to make sure the tasks were still safe.
17.
I have not had the opportunity for this yet.
18.
Yes. I used to be the book keeper for a group of teachers.
19.
I was working in a finance department.
20.
I was the treasurer for my 4H club when I was still in high school.
21.
No, but I was working hand in hand with someone who was.
22.
I was the treasurer for my Sorority.
23.
I have never been a treasurer at the college, but I have abundance of experience for running a treasury section not department because I have been able to run the same here since the day I jointed these organisation, and I am proud to say, under my stewardship, we have never incurred drive this organisation to any liquidity stress while still optimising return on excess liquidity which was available for landing. I have been able to categories customers according to their perceived volatility. I have been able to develop operational framework, for liquidity risk, interest rate risk as well as operational manuals for forex, SIRESS and RTGS systems. I have lead successful projects when RTGS, SIRESS and Vantage Systems were being introducted in here.
24.
NO, but I was elected the Treasurer for Richfield Park BMX in 2005
25.
I did hold a treasurer position for the non commissioned officer club in Germany.
26.
I was treasurer of Astronomy Club.
27.
I was the vice president of the student council, which has a very similar role as the treasurer, where I have to estimate budgets for all projections, collect funds, organise it and generate a report of how and where the budget was spend for every single events.
28.
Yes, for accounting society.
29.
No, but there's always the possibility of learning!
30.
I have been a treasury manager now for most of the last 4 years having joined AML as treasury analyst in 2011. At college I was the treasurer for heal the wounds society, a charity organisation we had started to help disadvantaged children.
31.
I went to WPI for my undergraduate degree. I primarily focused on analog microelectronics during my time there and finished the entire course tree related to it. I also dabbled in power electronics RF design and some digital logic design classes.
32.
I have a BS in Elementary Education, a MS in Education, a MS in School Counseling, and I will have a MS in Mental Health Counseling.
33.
Finished school in year 11 and went into panelbeating, then offered a job in the mining industry at 20 and have focussed on the health safety and emergency response in depth.
34.
Diverse. with a focus on leadership.
35.
I graduated from SDSU over 30 years ago with a BA in education. After having my own children I went back and got my Master in Education. Most recently, I go my Principal cert at SPU.
36.
I graduated high school in 1985, then I went to Santa Monica College to study business and accounting. I stopped a couple classes shy of my associates degree when I was pregnant with my first child.
37.
I have cpr, medical terminology, and I have cna licences.
38.
Degree, certificate working knowledge of a&e.
39.
I have an assoicates degree in applied science and multi-health compentency with a certificate in orthopedic technology.
40.
I WENT TO IVY TECH FOR MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY AND GOT MY CNA CERTIFCATION LATE EARLY IN THE YEAR.AND I HAVE BEEN KEEPING MY CRP UPDATED SINCE IVE BEEN WITH iuhealth.
41.
I went to USM as an exercise science student. I played soccer my first 2 years at USM but the decided I wanted to focus on school. I really enjoyed the program I was enrolled in.
42.
University degree, certificate in health and social studies.
43.
I have 4 GCSEs and a few years ago I re took my GCSE maths and passed. I have over 10 years experience in various customer facing roles and am confident dealing with members of the public.
44.
I finished bachelor of science in management.
45.
Associates Degree Applied Science Orthopedic Technician.
46.
I have been Nursing for 11 years full scope and needing coontinual education.. Passion for orthopaedic technology.
47.
I am a high school graduate, I have taken a summer long EMT-B course, and I just recently started college at CCV last winter.
48.
I graduated with a ged after I had my first baby and right after I went to college for medical assistant.
49.
I attained a MA in counseling psychology.
50.
I possess a Bachelorís degree in Technical Management from the DeVry University and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology. This really provides me an edge over other candidates.

Practice More Interviews

Behavioral
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and which sometimes results ...
Common
There are some questions that employers ask at almost every interview. ...
Communication
Communication skills are essential for any workplace to function efficiently. ...
Leadership
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; prepare with our ...
Management
Our management questions are designed for any interview for a position ...
Teamwork
This set of questions aims to ascertain what your idea of teamwork is and ...