Practice Your Interview Skills

A mock interview will help you prepare for future interviews and increase your confidence in your interview skills. The mock interview is two parts; a simulated interview between yourself and a career educator, which can be recorded and shared with you, and a debrief to get constructive feedback and tips for improvement. We can practice with you just to practice, or to help you prepare for an actual interview.

We offer mock interviews to prepare students for not only an interview for a job, internship, co-op Practicum, research position, or other work-type experience, but also to those interviewing for admission to medical, dental, graduate or other professional school programs and to those going on a case-style interview.

SCHEDULING A MOCK INTERVIEW

  • Current students should log in to their Handshake account to request an appointment. Alumni should complete the form on this page. Post-doctoral scholars should call or email our office.
  • A previously reviewed resume or CV, a copy of your graduate or professional school essay, and/or a position or program description can be helpful in guiding the interview. Please email this information to careers@case.edu, preferably two business days prior to your mock interview.
  • If you have an actual interview coming up, let us know with whom and on what date.
  • If you have particular questions that you would like to practice, please let us know when you schedule your appointment.
  • Given the intention to simulate a real interview, we recommend that you come "dressed to impress," though this is not a requirement.
  • Bring what you feel is necessary for the interview.
PREparing for your appointment
  • The Career Center is pleased to offer Big Interview interview preparation software. Features include video and written curricula so you can learn the best ways to prepare for and respond to interview questions, as well as the ability to practice and perfect responses to interview questions (think: "Tell me about yourself").
  • Brush up on your resume, cover letter, and any career assessments you've taken. You should be prepared to talk about your interests, values, skills, and competencies.
  • Look over the Career Search Guide PDF for interviewing advice.
  • Review the company's or school's website, annual reports, and recent news articles about them. You can learn much about their mission, philosophy, products and services, and what they value, and how you might fit, by doing this.