Mock Interview Program
Mock Interviews are designed to provide Sophomore and above students with the opportunity to practice interviewing with a real employer. They are scheduled once per month and registrations are limited. They are intended to be practice interviews and not necessarily an opportunity to meet with a specific employer or individual.
You MUST have an approved resume in BuffJobs to sign up for an interview time slot. The deadline to sign up for Monday evening interviews is the prior Thursday at midnight and for Tuesday evening interviews it is midnight Sunday. This allows our volunteer employers ample time to prepare. Please see below for instructions on how to register. Each student may only sign up on one schedule per mock interview night in order to allow others the opportunity to participate.
Your preparation prior to attending a mock interview should be similar to that of a real interview. At a minimum, we expect that you will research the organization with whom you are interviewing and go through our online interviewing workshop. This short online tutorial will give you valuable tips on how to prepare, what to expect and how to follow up. To get maximum benefit from this experience, treat it as a 'real' interview.
To register for a mock interview, you must log in to BuffJobs using the "BuffJobs" button in the right menu bar. Remember, too that you have to have your resume uploaded and it must be approved by Career Services before you can proceed with signing up. Once logged in you will choose "Interview Schedules" from the top menu bar. The organization name on all mock interviews is "Mock Interview" - the "Linked Job" contains information about who is conducting that interview schedule (the contact and his/her employer) and the "Interview Date" is the date of the interview.
Click on either the Schedule ID, Organization Name or Linked Job - then on the date on the next page. This will bring up all available timeslots with the word "Sign-up" on the far right. IIf there are no available timeslots that means that particular interview schedule is full and you will need to go back and make another schedule selection. There are no wait lists. If you do not sign up for an exact time with a specific interviewer, you are not scheduled for a mock interview.
Note that while every effort is made to ensure that you are able to interview with the individual with whom you sign up - because our employers are busy professionals volunteering their time, occasionally substitutions must be made, sometimes at the last minute. Because this experience is meant to assist you in your preparation for actual interviews we believe that who you interview with is not as important as actually participating in the mock interview itself. If a switch in interviewers must be made, students are not permitted to cancel after the deadline because they only wanted to meet with a specific employer or individual.
Call our office if you have any questions.
For fall and spring, appointments are available on the 1/2 hour between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM; in the summer appointments are on the 1/2 hour between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
June 30th, Monday
September 22nd, Monday
Cancel as soon as you know you cannot attend. Because our interviewers are volunteering their time to assist our students, we need to be respectful of their time.
There are no exceptions to this policy.