I want to apply to graduate school and will finish my undergraduate studies this year. Before knowing the results of my graduate school applications, I planned to get some work experience so I applied to some companies and now got an interview appointment.
I'm afraid what to say when the interviewers want to know my career goals, since I would have to tell them that I will apply to graduate school, which would mean that I'll stop working after 8 months. However, if I don't get accepted, it would be certainly good to have already a job. But if I get accepted, I would definitely go to graduate school.
Its a mechanical engineering job and I believe it doesn't require alot specific training, but I'm afraid the interviewers will count it as negative if I tell them about my graduate school plans. Am I supposed to tell them the truth in this case? Or would they not count this answer into their decision?