What is a Graduate School/Professional School Mock Interview?
Mock interviews are conducted by Career Center counselors to simulate as much as possible the conditions of an actual graduate and professional school interview. During or after the mock interview, the career counselor will provide the student with coaching and feedback. Each student will receive a CD of his or her mock interview to review.
No later than one business day before the mock interview, we request that the student emails the following items to the counselor they will be meeting with:
- Resume or CV
- If available, a Statement of Purpose submitted to the school they will be practicing for
- The name of the school and graduate or professional program they will be practicing for
- Students should prepare for the mock interview (2-4 hours) and arrive 10-15 minutes early.
- At the mock interview, students should be dressed in interview attire and bring a portfolio with notepad/pen for notes
Prepare for a Mock Interview
Students should prepare for their mock interviews as they would prepare for a real interview, about two to four hours. See the Career Center Career Guide and read “Competencies for a Successful Interview and Frequently Asked Interview Questions.” Career Guides are available at the Career Center (LH 208) or at Career Guide.
Call the Career Center to Schedule a Mock Interview
Phone: (657) 278-3121 - Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis. No same day appointments will be accepted.
Please call the Career Center at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule appointments.
Interview Preparation Tips