Voyage to Vanguard: Part 2

An in-depth look at the intern interview process.

Vanguard is committed to attracting top talent from our nation’s universities to help serve the company mission. Interns are awarded the opportunity to solve real business problems on a daily basis. Though any interview process can seem intimidating, it is a crucial process that helps match intern candidates with companies. Here’s some information and tips from current interns!

There is a broad spectrum of ways that interns have learned about available opportunities at Vanguard, including career fairs, conferences, and more. Interview experiences vary based on program, location, and individual, but they do have one goal in common – to attract talent and inform potential candidates about Vanguard. Generally, there will be a first round interview, which could be over the phone or in person at various conferences or college campuses. If successful, you will be invited for an on-site visit at one of the main campuses in the U.S.

“I interviewed with Vanguard at the Grace Hopper conference for women in technology in Houston last fall. I met some of the crew members at the booth and received an invitation to interview the next day. During my interview, I answered a mix of behavioral and technical questions and talked about my internship goals and interests.”

-Isabel Uzsoy | UNC-Chapel Hill | Computer Science & English Literature | Cary, NC | IT- Retail

Interview Tips

  • Practice the S.T.A.R. method for interviewing and have a general understanding of Vanguard’s mission.
  • Be prepared to take in a lot of information! While Vanguard will be vetting your experiences, the process is also designed to inform you about the company.
  • Be yourself! The most effective quality in a candidate is confidence. Tell Vanguard crew about your experiences and feel comfortable elaborating.

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