1. Why did you select your major area of study? 你为什么选择了这个专业?
问题分析： 外国面试官更喜欢提“为什么”的问题， 他希望申请人是一个有主见的人。
回答示范1：I was quite good at mathematics and physics back in high school so I chose a related major, Telecommunications. I also applied for the major of computer science. You know, these two majors are the hottest these years.
回答示范2：As a matter of fact, I didn’t select the major of Geography Education at all,because I have never wanted to be a teacher. I had chosen Business Administration, Economics and Logistics Management when I applied to Zhongshan University, but unfortunately I failed to get into these hottest majors. The score I got on the College Entrance Examination was about ten points less than the minimum requirement. The school allocated me to a cold major, Geography Education, hehe. Luckily, I could select a second focus. I chose Public Relations Management to be my minor area of study. What was that saying? “When God closes the door, he opens a window.”
点评2：典型的中国特色， 如果你的分数够不上第一志愿， 学校就把你打入某一个“冷宫”专业去， 而你为了进入这所一流的大学不得不屈服。这种怪现象制造出很多“冤男怨女”， 学着“地理教育”却痛恨从事教师职业， 学着“国际政治”却连国际新闻都懒得看!这个回答的优点在于： 第一， 向外国面试官普及了一下中国特色; 第二， 强调了自己对商业和管理一贯的热诚; 第三， 告诉对方其实自己高考只差10分才没进去最热门的专业; 第四， 自己是个不轻言放弃的人， 主修学不成用辅修来弥补; 第五， 把上帝拉进来， 显出你的幽默。
回答示范3：I selected Business English as I was quite good at English back in high school. Apart from this, my high school teachers recommended that I select a major related to business, since I showed some good qualities for business management at a young age. So, I chose this major, business plus English, two in one, hehe.
点评3： 这个回答强调了自己的两大优点： 第一， 英语好; 第二， 早在高中就已经是老师心目中适合从商的人。自夸而不着痕迹， 实在是高哇!
2. What subjects were your favorite? Why? 你最喜欢的课程是什么， 为什么?
问题分析： 与中国面试官一样， 对于应届毕业生， 外国面试官经常问问有关学业方面的问题。面试官喜欢的申请人， 是对自己专业的优缺点分析得头头是道的人。
回答示范1：I liked Marketing Principles and Sales Management because the two courses provided us with the most up-to-date information on marketing and sales, including the origin and development of some famous brands, Pepsi, Nestle, and the local brands, Lining, Wang-lao-ji and so on. I felt that I already stepped into the business world when studying these courses. They were fantastic!
点评1： 喜欢的专业和自己申请的职业有紧密关联， 而且提到知名品牌的名字， 很容易使人产生共鸣。
回答示范2：I like the subjects that include lots of experiments, for example, CAD and Circuit Design. I found that I can learn more quickly by doing experiments than only studying the theories. I guess it’s partly because I am good with my hands, and doing experiments gives me a chance to learn in a creative way.
点评2： 利用课程说到自己“善于动手”和“有创造力”的优点， 不错。
回答示范3：My favorite courses are mostly in my minor area of study, Public Relations, as my major Geography Education is not really my interest. I like the courses of PR Crisis, Corporate Image and Media Relations not only because their content is interesting and useful, but also because they are taught in a very interactive way. Most teachers have an overseas MBA degree so they taught us as MBA students. It’s really cool, you know, we usually did the case studies on our own first, and then presented our opinions in front of the whole class. I loved those subjects!
点评3： 的确有很多同学并不喜欢自己的主修课程， 那么， 请像这位同学一样， 告诉面试官你真正的兴趣在哪里。
3. What subjects were your least favorite? Why? 你最不喜欢的课程是什么?为什么?
问题分析： 外国面试官往往更加辨证， 在问完成功经历后一定要追问失败经历， 问完喜欢什么科目之后也要问问不喜欢什么科目。
回答示范1：My least favorite courses include Marxism and Revolutionary History of China. I don’t like these subjects not because I am not a patriot─actually I love my country and I am fascinated by its revolutionary history. However, these subjects turned out to be disappointments as the textbooks and the ways they were taught were nothing but a repetition of the history subjects in our secondary school.
点评1： 在和老外面试的时候， 要注意文化差异， 他可能很难理解中国学生为什么不喜欢学“马哲”和“中国革命史”， 所以你需要解释一下， 这并非是我们不爱国， 而是这两门课程几十年如一日的老面孔， 学生在高中就已经学过， 老师也不愿意对教学法进行创新。
回答示范2：I found Macroeconomics and Microeconomics disappointing as well, for the reason that their information fell behind the times. For example, the exchange rate between RMB and USD stilled remained 8.3 : 1 in the text! You can imagine how disappointed we were. So I spent more time listening to the lectures on economics organized by the Student Union.
点评2： 这个答案相比而言更好一些， 因为它体现出了申请人对知识的渴望， 以及在课堂上得不到知识时如何去自我进修。
4. Other than the courses you studied, what is the most important thing you learned from your college experience? 除了学习方面， 你在大学里面最大的收获是什么?
问题分析： 外国面试官的思维往往非常直接， 他坚持认为， 只有在大学里面有巨大收获的人， 才能在工作岗位上取得巨大收获。所以说， 千万不要天真地说： 我在大学里学会了自理， 学会了安排自己的生活!晕， 这是baby的成就， 绝对不能拿到大学里面来说了!
回答示范1：Well, I think the most important thing I have learnt in university is how to set appropriate goals and see them through. You know it is so easy for university students to waste time if they don’t set goals, so I set demanding goals to motivate myself. One is that I decided to get scholarships each year, the other one is that I decided to be the leader of a club on campus. Neither was easy, but in more than three years, I managed to achieve both. (点评： 面试官一定会追问你是怎么实现两个目标的。) Getting scholarship wasn’t quite difficult for me. Running for Presidency of a club, however, was more difficult than I expected as there was so much competition. To achieve the goal I changed my strategy. I transferred from the Student Union to a newly-founded union. And within 6 months, I acquired more than 20 members and organized a few eye-catching activities. As a result, I became the leader of that club. I think I’ve learnt not only to set a demanding goal, but also how to overcome all the difficulties to achieve it.
点评1： 这是一个很漂亮的回答， 体现了自己的优点： 既能够给自己设立比较高的目标， 也擅长克服困难， 实现自己的目标。面试官最喜欢的人选， 就是这种“目标导向型”的申请人。
回答示范2：My biggest achievement in my college life, I think, is that I have learnt to make choices. You know, there are various activities and part time jobs on campus, each sounds attractive. I’ve carefully chosen some of them which can help to achieve my long term career goal. I have said “no” to lots of invitations, like the dancing contests each year. I only participated in one of them and decided that rehearsals occupy too much time. In my opinion, nothing is more important than making the right choice.
5. How did you finance your college education? 你大学的费用是怎么样支付的?(家里供还是自己打工?)
问题分析： 很显然， 和中国面试官相比， 老外更加青睐在大学就有赚钱能力的候选人， 并坚持认为他们的独立性和能力比完全依赖父母的候选人要强得多。
回答示范：So far, my tuition and living expense are around 40,000 RMB. My parents offer two thirds of it and I pay the rest of it. I have been granted scholarship three times, making 5,000 RMB in total. Teaching and other part-time jobs made another 5,000.
点评： 很真实的回答， 同时也体现了自己的学习成绩好和社团活动很积极的优点。