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The Interview

The following guidelines are intended to help improve your effectiveness before, during, and after the interview.

Before the Interview

Do Your Homework

  • Plan ahead—research the employer and the position as much as possible, review your work experience, be ready to discuss your accomplishments
  • Know the exact place and time of the interview, where to park, estimated travel time in traffic, the interviewer’s full name, and the correct pronunciations of the interviewer’s title and name
  • Arrive at the interview at least 10 to 15 minutes early
  • Make sure to bring extra copies of your resume

Practice: Mock Interviews
Once you have learned about the employer and reviewed your past experiences, begin to rehearse the interview. Our office offers mock interviews for undergraduate students applying for an internship and graduate students conducting a job search. Please call our office at 512-232-8400 to schedule a mock interview.

We’ll ask some general interview questions and give you some general feedback about your mock interview. If you have identified specific questions that are common in your field you can bring them with you to the mock interview. If not, then use these sample interview questions to rehearse beforehand