||Last month, I had 5 interviews - NI, TI, Microsoft, IBM and Amazon.com for summer internships.
In about 4 of them, the first question I got asked was "tell me about yourself". This question always stumps me - what the hell am I supposed to say? The interviewer already has my resume with my name, contact, major, GPA, career goals, work experience etc in front of him. What else am I supposed to tell him new? In the first 2 interviews, I took a while to think what I was gonna say and luckily enough, the interviewer seeing my discomfort went on with technical part. In the last 2, I was cheeky enough to tell them the truth that I don't know what to say more than what he can already read from my resume and that the weather was nice/I have 3 exams that day etc.
Do you have any suggestions?
Luckily, the technical parts were easy (they were Div II 500 -level questions like find if two numbers sum to N in an array in O(n), O(n log n) and how to sort an 1-0 array in O(n) time and average a binary tree etc).
I got offers from all except IBM. Since, I want to get out of Austin, I shall be working most probably for Amazon.com (I have my second round interview for Microsoft later this month) in Seattle. Anyone here from there?