Practice the Interview
Many techniques can be learned and refined through practice.
With practice, you can develop confidence and poise handling interview
questions. A video-taped mock interview with our staff can provide you
with feedback on body language, eye contact, and other subtle distractions,
and help you with responses to those challenging interview questions.
Mock interviews are a way to both practice and receive feedback in a
safe, supportive environment.
A mock interview will help you:
- Know what to expect on a real interview
- Learn more effective ways to answer different types of questions
- Become more comfortable and confident during interviews
- Have successful real interviews
Practice interview steps:
- Call the Career Development Center to schedule
a mock interview. Tell the receptionist what type of mock interview
(one for a job/internship, for graduate school or medical school)
- Choose a position-of-interest to focus on during your interview,
which is usually an internship, job or seat in a grad/professional
- Bring a copy of your resume, along with a description
your position-of-interest to your appointment. If you are
practicing for a graduate or professional school interview,
it is helpful to email your personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org at
least 48 hours in advance of your appointment.
- Before your interview, review your resume and research the employer or graduate
program. Please prepare for this interview as you would a real interview.
- Mock interviews generally last 45-50 minutes. For scheduling, please visit or call our office.