Former Design and Release Engineer at Ford Motor Company
over 3 years ago
The interview is all behavioral. Have examples ready describing when you’ve worked with teams, when you’ve failed, etc. I recommend practicing your examples, use PARS framework. Also, be yourself. The people are very nice and great to work with.
So, when I applied for the internship with Ford, you initially have to pass an online comprehension test - critical thinking/basic math and then based on if you passed you qualified for an in person interview - at the time they were conducting interviews in the business buildings bottom floor. They gave you a case study with a business problem about a week prior - and they purposely made the question a little vague. The purpose of this I think is to really hone in on the candidates critical thinking skills so I think that is the biggest thing you should focus on when looking for experiences to highlight. There was also some general interview questions, what would you do in XYZ scenario, and have you ever had a difficult work experience ect. Really run of the mill questions. But the big driver is critical thinking.
MBD Tools Engineering Intern at Ford Motor Company
over 3 years ago
If I could give any advice it would be to prepare well. Google everything and figure out what the position entails; more than what the job description says. Focus on explaining why you fit those things during the interview. I have been asked what previous projects I worked on- make sure to pick a relevant project e.g Ford wants to hear projects/research in automotive industry not the health field. As always, make sure to send a follow up email. With that being said ask for their business cards etc. Lastly, talk yourself up, Ford wouldn't be interviewing you if you didn't have something they wanted.
P.S Don't be afraid to apply if you don't have "enough" experience. If you are applying for a work study/ internship position, you learn a lot on the job.