Career Services Mock Interview Program

Mock Interview Program

Mock Interviews are designed to provide students classified as juniors and above with the opportunity to practice interviewing with a real employer - sophomores are eligible as well, but must get special approval from our office. Mock interviews 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. There are consequences to cancelling or no-showing for a mock interview, see policy below.

You MUST have completed an in-person resume review during the current semester to sign up for an interview time slot. If you are a distance-only student, arrangements can be made to discuss your resume via phone or video chat. While getting your resume reviewed electronically is possible, doing so does not satisfy this requirement for doing a mock interview.

The deadline to sign up for a mock interview is noon the business day prior to the interview date, this allows our volunteer employers ample time to prepare. Please see below (or contact our office) 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.

Each session will last approximately 30 minutes, with the first 15-20 being the 'interview' and the final 10-15 minutes spent evaluating your performance. 

To register for a mock interview, you will log in to Handshake using the button in the right menu bar. 

Once logged in to Handshake - choose Jobs and then On-Campus Interviews. Make sure that the Employer Name is "Mock Interview" on the scheduleOtherwise, you are signing up for an actual 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.


Summer 2019

Tuesday, June 25
Wednesday, July 31 
Monday, August 12 


CANCELLATION POLICY: Because our interviewers are volunteering their time to assist our students, we need to be respectful of their time.

If you must cancel, do so as soon as you know you cannot attend, HOWEVER, you must let us know by noon the PRIOR business day. For example, if you have a mock interview scheduled for Monday, you must cancel by noon the Friday before. If your interview is on Tuesday, you must cancel by noon the Monday before, etc. Up until the day before your scheduled interview, you can simply log in to Handshake and remove yourself from the schedule. After that you must call our office to cancel.

If you cancel late - or do not show up on time or dressed appropriately - for a scheduled interview, you will be required to meet with a career services staff member where you bring the letter of apology you've written to the recruiter with whom you were scheduled to interview. Until you write this letter and have it reviewed by our staff member, you will be blocked from participating in Career Services activities, including on campus interviews, mock interviews, applying for jobs through Handshake and attending our events.

There are no exceptions to this policy.