Enhance Your Interview Skills
Professional Interview Expectations
Whether you are interviewing for an internship, a student job on campus, an entry-level position or graduate school, it's important to know about the interview standards and norms. Career advisors provide these resources to help you know what to expect.
- Interview Preparation Guide (presentation)
- How to Make a Good Impression in a Virtual Interview (Handshake Blog)
General Interview Questions
General interview questions tend to be broad and assess your general knowledge, qualities and aspirations. Career advisors provide examples of general interview questions and how to answer them using the M.S.R. method.
Situational Interview Questions
Situational interview questions allow the interviewer to assess how you would handle a particular situation on the job. Career advisors provide examples of situational interview questions and how to answer them using the A.R.C. method.
Behavioral Interview Questions
Behavioral interview questions allow the interviewer to ask about your past experiences and hear examples that demonstrate your character and abilities. Career advisors provide examples of behavioral interview questions and how to answer them using the S.T.A.R. method.
Closing the Interview and Following Up
The interviewer may have finished asking their questions, but it does not mean the interview assessment is finished. Career advisors provide examples of how to answer the closing question, "Do you have any questions for us?" and how to follow up after the interview.
- Ending the Interview and Follow-Up Guide (presentation)
Job Interview Practice
The Career Center provides an online job interview practice system that allows you to do mock interviews and receive AI-based feedback. You can practice common interviews in your industry/major or follow the interview online course training.
Career advisors and coordinators can help with self and career exploration, career planning, internships, career networking, résumé and interview skills, and employment searches. We offer group and individual appointments.