• Dina Clabaugh

    Dina Clabaugh

    Career Counselor
    Littlefork, MN
    BA Public Health, UMD. MS College Counseling & Student Development and Rehabilitation Counseling, SCSU.

    Dina's Bio:
    Whether I am helping a student take the next step after college, facilitating a career workshop or organizing group runs through the trails over the noon hour, I am always working, playing and living well in the great north woods. I came to Duluth and St. Scholastica four years ago. I adore the big city life and still love playing in it, but most of the time I am enjoying the woods and all the beautiful things northern Minnesota has to offer. Connect with me on LinkedIn and follow me on Twitter and Pinterest.

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

“How many cows are in Canada?”

“How many cows are in Canada?”  That is what Google recruiters asked local data quality evaluator candidates during the interview process. Dell asked consumer sales candidates, “What song best describes your work ethic?”

We are buzzing in job search season and in light of all the interview preparation happening on campus I thought it would be fun to kick it off with something light and fun.

Last week Forbes published The Most Oddball Interview Questions of the Year. I highly recommend reading all the questions. They are interesting, fun and thought-provoking.

Humor aside it is common for employers to ask oddball questions. (Five years ago St. Scholastica asked me the last book I read. And if I were on a team what animal would I be and why?)

Per Smith’s advice, we agree that candidates should not “…fret about trying to come up with the most brilliant answer on the spot. Instead, use the opportunity to demonstrate your thought process, to communicate your values and character, and to show the prospective employer how you perform under pressure.”

My song? Hmm. Carly Simon dominated the Working Girl soundtrack. I’d start there!

Welcome back students…we missed you!


P.S. For more interviewing tips check out the Career Services website.

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