Overview of Exit Interview:

  • To encourage student self-evaluation and goal setting as seniors transition to higher education, to career/workplace, and/or to military service.
  • To provide formal resume writing and interview experience.
  • To allow seniors to reflect on their Allegheny Valley education and achieve closure to their high school experience.
  • To present staff/community interviewers an opportunity to gain insight to the accomplishments of high school seniors as well as their hopes and plans for the future.
  • To provide the school with feedback regarding school improvement.

On the Day of the Exit Interview:

  • Report to the interview site at least fifteen minutes prior to your interview time.
  • The Senior Exit Interview Team will conduct the interview.
  • Be dressed in attire appropriate for demonstrating to the public that you are indeed an adult who desires their respect.
  • As with all interviews you should dress in a businesslike manner:
    • Required attire for Males: Suit or dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie. Dark socks, dress shoes, no visible tattoos or piercings, hair neat.
    • Required attire for Females: A suit, professional dress, or slacks/skirt (fingertip length) with a conservative blouse with sleeves. Dress shoes (no sandals), minimal jewelry, no visible tattoos, hair neat.
  • You should come prepared to introduce and show yourself to be a professional adult from start to finish.
  • Talk about your life and portfolio components answer questions about your high school career and your plans for the future.
  • The Exit Interview will be approximately 25 minutes in length.
  • Once you have introduced yourself, you will present your organized electronic portfolio, which is located on your AVSD Google Drive. (This should last no more than 5 minutes).

Helpful Hints:

-Listen to what is really being asked
-Answer all questions that are asked of you
-Be mindful of what you say
-Be yourself and sincere
-Be friendly
-Be responsive

Exit Interview Rubric

Click the link to view/download the rubric for the exit interview.

Interview Resources
Below you will find helpful information regarding the interview process.



Video Clips:
Below you will find videos pertaining to the do's and don'ts of interviewing and interviewing strategies.

Sample Interview Questions

The Job Interview Database Questions