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Mock Interview Week | August 4-11, 2014

Improve your interviewing skills and receive feedback prior to Fall OCI by taking advantage of this opportunity to practice your interviewing skills with a CSO Career Counselor. All mock interviews will be held in the Career Services Interview Suite (TNH 3.122). Mock interviews will be 20-minutes in length followed by a 10-minute review.

Carefully follow the instructions below as you will need to either update your resume name or upload a copy before selecting your interview time. Unlike OCI and job fairs, you will not be bidding but actually selecting an interview slot. All mock interviews are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Students may schedule one interview on UT Law Symplicity starting at 9 p.m. (Central). 
  • Friday, August 1, 2014: Scheduling closes at noon (Central) if slots are still available.
  • August 4-11, 2014: Mock Interview Week

If you have any questions, please contact the CSO 512-232-1150 or cso@law.utexas.edu.

Rename Your Resume or Upload a Copy

In order to conduct a productive mock interview, career counselors need to know what employer you would like them to “represent”. Therefore, you must either do one of the following:

  1. Rename your existing default resume to MIW: Employer name and location (e.g., MIW: Akin Gump - Dallas); or
  2. Upload a copy of your resume and name it MIW: Employer name and location (e.g., MIW: Vinson & Elkins - Houston).

You will then be able to select your MIW: (Employer Name and Location) resume when you select your interview time.

Once your document is uploaded and converted to a PDF, be sure to open and view the PDF document to ensure that there have been no format alterations. If the format on your document changes during the conversion, you may need to modify the format of your Word document and upload it again. If you continue to have difficulties, please contact the CSO at cso@law.utexas.edu.

Note about document limitation: Symplicity allows users to upload up to 10 documents at a time. For those who will be attaching a variety of documents to OCI, job fair and/or job bank applications, please note that once you've attached a document to an application, Symplicity saves a copy of the document to the application itself. Therefore, once you've applied to an employer with any one document, you can go back to the "Documents" section and delete that document in order to upload another document for a separate application.

How to Schedule a Mock Interview

You must first upload a named MIW resume (see above) to UT Law Symplicity under the [Documents] tab before scheduling a mock interview.

  • Log in to UT Law Symplicity.
  • Click on the [Interview Programs] tab on the top navigation bar.
  • Click on the [Employers/Applications] tab.
  • Filter the employer list by selecting [Mock Interview Week Fall 2014] from the [Session] drop-down menu.
  • Under the “Interview Dates” column, select the desired date box (example: Aug. 4) to view the list of available interview slots for that day.
  • Select your interview time and then select your MIW resume, which includes the name and location of the employer you would like us to “represent.”  Hit the [Signup] button. Be sure to attach your MIW resume; otherwise, career counselors will not know who to “represent” and will be unable to provide you with a mock interview tailored to your specific employer.
  • You will then be redirected to the [Scheduled Interviews] tab where you can view your scheduled mock interview under the “Interview Time” column. This will show that you have successfully scheduled a mock interview.

Preparing for Your Mock Interview

Prepare for your mock interview by reviewing potential questions that may be asked of you. In addition, research the employer and interviewing attorney(s) as applicable.

All mock interviews will be held in the Career Services Interview Suite (TNH 3.122). Interview room locations will be posted at the front desk. We ask that you wear professional attire.

Cancellation Policy

Please do not cancel your interview at the last minute as this is unfair to students who may have been unable to schedule a mock interview. If you have to cancel an interview, you MUST provide 24-hour notice and contact the Career Services Office immediately at 512-232-1150 or cso@law.utexas.edu.