Interview Workshop: How can I explain my project to an employer?

Practice interviewing with fellow Nanodegree program students and alumni, and get tips from an expert career coach. NOTE: Before attending, read this to prepare:


How do you give a clear, structured answer when an interviewer asks "tell me about a time when you …" or "describe an important project you worked on"? What if your only projects are personal ones? What if you have an example, but are limited by an NDA?

Interviews are conversations, and practice helps you navigate any situation well. Come practice with fellow Nanodegree students and alumni, and get interviewing tips from Career Coach Angela McDonald.

Before attending the workshop, read the instructions on how to prepare here.


  • Presentation (10 min) - Career Coach Angela will share strategies to approach the question, interact with the interviewer, and make a clear connection between the project and job duties
  • Peer Practice in Breakout Sessions (35-40 min) - Break into groups of 4 or more and practice as interviewer and interviewee. The rest of the group can listen and share feedback from a third party perspective.
  • Feedback & Takeaways (5-10 min)

About the Presenter

Angela McDonald is an experienced Career Coach and Corporate Trainer based in Chicago, IL. She spent the early part of her career working in finance, later operated her own business, then eventually discovered her passion in corporate training and career coaching.

Angela has extensive experience training and coaching individuals from diverse backgrounds, management levels and industries. As a career coach, she thrives in helping people build self-awareness and confidence, thereby enabling them to thrive in their careers and achieve their greatest level of career success.