Center for Transformative Learning

Office Location:

3rd Floor, Stephenson Hall


859-985-3404 Writing Res.

859-985-3670 Faculty Dev.

859-985-3656 Internships

859-985-3656 Career Dev.

Hours Open:

M-Th:9:00 am–8:00 pm

F:9:00 am–5:00 pm

Hours Closed:

Daily:12:00 pm–1:00 pm

T:4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Th:3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Behavioral-Based Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a situation when you had to persuade another person to your point of view.
  • How important is it to you to be perceived as a team member and why?
  • Describe a situation where you had a conflict with another individual, and how you dealt with it.
  • Tell me about a project you initiated.
  • What types of situations put you under pressure, and how do you deal with the pressure?
  • Describe the project/situation that best demonstrated your analytical skills.
  • Tell me how you dealt with those who expressed the sentiment of, "Why change when we have always done it this way?"
  • Tell me about a team project of which you are particularly proud of and your contribution.
  • Describe a time when you worked as a team to complete a task/project.
  • How have you motivated yourself to complete an assignment or task that you did not want to do?
  • Tell me about the riskiest decision that you have made.
  • Describe a situation where class assignments, work or personal activities conflicted. How did you prioritize? How did you manage your time? What was the outcome?
  • Can you tell me about a complex problem that you solved? Describe the process you utilized.
  • Tell me about a situation when you had to learn something new in a short time. How did you proceed?
  • How have you most constructively dealt with a disappointment and turned it into a learning experience?
  • Have you generated any new ideas or suggestions while at school or at work?
  • Tell me about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently from you. How did you get the job done?
  • Give an example of when your persistence had the biggest payoff.
  • Describe a situation in which you effectively developed a solution to a problem by combining different perspectives or approaches.
  • Think about a difficult boss, professor, or other person. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?
  • Tell me about a challenge that you successfully met.
  • Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
  • Describe when you or a group that you were part of was in danger of missing a deadline. What did you do?
  • Take me through a project where you demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Tell me about a difficult decision you have made.
  • Tell me about a challenge that you successfully met.
  • Can you tell me about an occasion where you needed to work with a group to get a job done?
  • Tell me about a complex project or assignment that you have been assigned. What approach did you take to complete it?
  • What were the biggest problems you have encountered in college? How have you handled them? What did you learn from them?
Mission & Vision


The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) inspires and empowers members of the Berea College community to grow personally, intellectually, and professionally, by connecting to one another and to resources that support deep and active learning for life.


The Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) will be the nexus for faculty, staff and students to explore innovative teaching and learning, link to high-impact educational practices, and embrace work and vocation.