Being able to conduct a formal conversation with a potential employer or admissions officer who is seeking to determine if a student is the best fit for their opportunity.

Why it Matters

Most students do not have experience interviewing under pressure. Opportunities are often decided based on interviews, so you must have practiced, confident, researched answers – and questions for the interviewer.

First Action

  • Create a list of five important experiences highlighting skills and experience desired by an organization using the STAR method; Practice talking about these experiences in front of a mirror or by recording and watching on your phone or computer.

Deeper Dive

  • Identify skills for the role you seek (based on the job description) and refine stories based on your skills and experiences.
  • Practice interviewing with a professional, coach, or InterviewStream, an online mock interview practice tool found here.