Interviews - Professional Development

Do you have an interview coming up? Want to practice your interviewing skills and learn more about typical questions you’ll be asked and how to answer them? Sign up for a mock interview with the Center for Career & Professional Development today! We will conduct mock interviews in-person, over the phone, or virtually through Zoom.

About the Interview:
• Please allow at least one hour for your interview appointment.
• The experience will be simulated and conducted to reflect an actual interview experience whether it be for a job/internship, graduate school, etc. 
• You will be asked to submit a copy of your resume and a sample job/grad school description prior to the interview. 
• Have questions prepared to ask at the end of the mock interview; questions you would ask the employer/school.

If your interview is in-person or virtual:
• It is expected that you arrive at your interview at least 10 minutes early and dressed for success!
• The session will be recorded, and your responses will be discussed during the feedback portion of the mock interview. 

Mock interview requests need a minimum of 3-5 business days to schedule. Please allow enough time to process your request.

To request a mock interview appointment please email or schedule a time in Navigate!

General Interview Guidelines: 

Studies have shown that people who take the step of preparing for interviews are better able to handle difficult interview questions, adequately communicate their strengths and be themselves. The very first question asked in the majority of interviews is “Tell me about yourself.” You must be prepared to talk about why you are the best candidate for the job out of all the other people they may be interviewing. Tell who you are, what your main strengths and skills are and where your experience comes from. 

Here is a list of commonly asked interview questions:

Commonly Asked Interview Questions


The job interview experience isn’t just a time for the potential employer to get to know more about you and your qualifications for the job; it’s also your time to find out more about the company culture, job expectations and how satisfied employees are. Be sure to do your research on the company before you go into the interview. Also, come prepared with questions to ask at the end of the interview. 

Here is a list of examples of ideal questions you should ask the interviewer:

Ideal Questions You Should Ask an Employer in an Interview