For example: Question: Why do you want to be a doctor? Answer: Well, there are a lot of reasons. Besides all the rewards such as financial security and prestige, I think, more importantly, it gives me an opportunity to use what I'm good at--to use what I like--to contribute to society. [the end] Now I know that most interviewers will question my answer by saying that "You can contribute to society by being a fireman, a policeman, or even a teacher. WHY DOCTOR." In that case I will elaborate on my answer. But what if the interviewer doesn't question my answer. Of course, it would be in my interest to elaborate anyway, but I really don't want to sound like I'm making a speech. I want to sound like I'm actually talking to a person, not speaking in front of a crowd. Can my fellow SDNers give me some opinions? I'm having my first interview in 3 weeks, and another one in feb.