Why Career and Professional Development offers practice interviews:
We support your preparation for success for any type of career-related interview, which includes interviews for:
- Experience during college, such as an internship or field study
- Post-graduation job
- Admission to graduate or professional school
What is a practice interview?
- A practice interview is an opportunity to verbalize after you have prepared and given thought to your responses to typical interview questions.
- Before a practice session, use our interviewing skills guide to prepare for what to expect.
Practice interview options:
Two practice interview options:
Appointment with an advisor
Interview Prep online tool
|What:||Verbal practice interview with an advisor.
Followed by self-evaluation and feedback from the advisor.
|Web-based verbal interview practice.
Use a webcam to record your interview.
Review and feedback options. Learn more.
|For whom:||Current Virginia Tech students only.||Anyone with a Virginia Tech email address.|
|When:||By appointment during business hours.||Any time 24/7/365. Unlimited use. Learn more and log in.|
|Preparation||Before your practice interview, use our interviewing skills guide, and think through your potential responses to typical interview questions. The practice interview is your opportunity to verbally practice, after thinking and preparing in advance.||Before your practice interview, use our interviewing skills guide, and think through your potential responses to typical interview questions. The practice interview is your opportunity to verbally practice, after thinking and preparing in advance.|
|Time needed:||30-minute appointments for undergraduate and master's students.
60-minute appointments for Ph.D. students.
|Allow 30 minutes. You can spend more time if you like.|
|Where:||By phone, zoom, or in person at Smith Career Center.||Wherever you have Internet and webcam.
|Schedule:||Schedule an appointment.||No appointment needed. Use any time 24/7/365.
Learn more and log in.
You must use your vt.edu email address when you register.
|Groups / classes:||Not for group and class assignments.
Faculty and staff: please see group/class assignments for practice interviews.
|Ideal for group and class assignments.
Review and feedback options.
|Required that students use?||No.||No.|