To enhance students’ job interviewing skills, our Career and Professional Development Specialists will meet individually with students to conduct mock interviews. Participate in as many mock interviews as you would like! We offer them at no cost to UW-Platteville students.
Mock interviews are scheduled for one-hour in length. Call the Career and Professional Development Office at 608.342.1183 or stop by 0200 Ullsvik Hall to participate.
Checklist for Mock Interviews
Before the Interview
- Create a resume and a cover letter targeted for the specific job for which you are applying. Then schedule a resume and cover letter review at the Career and Professional Development Office.
- Be sure to schedule a mock interview at least one week in advance of your scheduled employment interview.
- Drop your resume, cover letter, and the position description of the job you are applying for at the front reception desk of the Career and Professional Development Office two days before your scheduled mock interview. You can also email your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask that your materials be forwarded to the appropriate specialist.
- Review interviewing resources:
- Review the material on appropriate dress and determine what you will wear for your mock interview.
- Be prepared to ask the interviewer questions about the company and job or internship you are applying for at the end of your mock interview session. Research the company in advance to prepare these questions.
- Remember that the more you treat this mock interview like a real interview, the more beneficial it will be for you.
The Day of the Interview
- Arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled interview. Please be dressed in interview attire. Check in at the reception desk.
- Find a seat at one of the tables in the main waiting area. The mock interview will most likely take place in an interview room; however, there might be an exception and the interview may be held in a team member's office. The mock interview will begin when the specialist calls your name, your eyes meet, and your hand is extended.
- Plan on allowing one hour for the interview and feedback. Directly following the interview, the specialist and student will critique the mock interview session.
After the Interview
You're welcome to practice your skills at writing a thank you letter by sending your interviewer a letter or email. Information on writing a thank you letter is available at Student Resources.