I recently applied for my (hopefully first) entry-level job as a website editor at my university. The position involves updating web pages on a content management system and the requirements list graphics editing, HTML coding and "some experience with MySQL."

How should I answer the question "why should we hire you" if I am applying for a web design job?

My experience is limited to designing websites for class projects and I also interned at a company where I posted news to their blog. I haven't touched MySQL yet. How difficult is it to learn and what types of assignments involve using MySQL?