An interview question that throws a lot of people for a loop is also one of the most common: “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
Interviewers aren’t being nosy or trying to throw you for a loop—they’re trying to assess whether your vision aligns with that of the company you’re interviewing for a position at and whether you would fit in with the company culture.
This article by Monster contributor Caroline Zaayer Kaufman shares some tips for how best to answer this question.
About The College of Westchester
The College of Westchester (CW) has been educating students in the tristate area for over 100 years. Located in White Plains, CW is an associate and bachelor degree-granting, private college offering programs in business marketing and management, accounting, medical assisting, medical office and coding, digital marketing and information technology. Certificate programs are offered for adult students who may want to brush up on skills or advance their knowledge in a short amount of time. Flexibility is key at CW – coursework is offered during the day, online, and evenings.
Our small class sizes mean high-touch, hands-on and experiential learning by dedicated instructors with advanced degrees. CW staff believe student services are of paramount importance for the CW student experience. CW offers a community of academic advisors, success coaches, tutors, career counselors and the concierge desk in the student services center; these services are available to students across all areas of the college including those participating in online instruction. All CW curriculum is designed specifically to prepare students to meet the needs of regional employers. At CW, Department Chairpersons work with the CW Advisory Council comprised of local business, technology, allied health, and education professionals who provide meaningful input that shapes CW’s career-focused programs of study. Affordability is at the forefront of CW’s concern for students as well, which includes a wide variety of assistance programs to take advantage of including government grants, loans, CW Scholarships and grants, to name a few. We pride ourselves on our powerful and affordable private education. One hundred percent of freshmen receive some form of financial assistance.
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