Interview Workshop: Describe the Benefits of Using Python for Programming

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


In this workshop, we’ll practice interview questions related to Python, such as: describe a benefit that Python has over other programming languages. We’ve identified 3 fundamental Python questions which are commonly asked in interviews where Python is a job requirement. In breakout sessions with your peers, you’ll have the opportunity to practice the specificity and intelligiblity of your response. Gain practice, get feedback, and learn from others by hearing their responses.

Interviews are conversations, and the aim of this practice is to improve how you deliver your answer. Come practice with fellow Nanodegree students and alumni, and get interviewing tips from Career Coach Angela.

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 previous projects or work experiences 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.