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Why use InterviewStream for practice interviews?

  • It's available 24/7 to all Virginia Tech students, employees, and alumni.
  • Use of Interview Stream is not required by Career & Professional Development.
  • It has a "like" and "um" counter.
  • You can choose the questions you'll be asked.
  • You can save your interview to view later.
  • You can send a link to your interview to ask for feedback from others.
  • Go to Interview Stream now, or see more info below...

Interview Stream is a web-based practice interview program to assist you in preparing for interviews. You could be preparing for an interview for an internship, a scholarship, a post-gradution job, or for graduate or professional school admission. It is a simple, fun, and effective way to refine and master your interviewing skills. This program has been offered by Career and Professional Development since the start of spring semester 2010.

  • Anyone with a Virginia Tech email address. 
  • In about 30 minutes you can get logged in, follow some basic steps to do a general interview, record your responses to interview questions and review your responses. 
  • Time will vary among users because you have the opportunity to:
    • Re-try responses, save or delete responses.
    • Select from a detailed menu of questions (instead of using a general interview).
    • Stop any time, and log in later to finish an interview.
    • Use other resources on the Dashboard, including tips and webinars.
  • Yes. You can save responses and review them later.
  • You can choose different interview questions or repeat a set you already used.

A detailed tutorial is in Interview Stream; select "tutorial" in the user dashboard.

Three easy steps to Interview Stream: After you log in:

  1. Choose interview set: Pick your interview set or create your own interview from a list of over 1500 questions.
  2. Conduct practice interview: Conduct your interview with any webcam, any MAC, any PC, anywhere, anytime. The video interviewer will ask the first question, then the webcam begins recording. Mouse-click to stop recording. Review, retry, or continue to the next question.
  3. Watch and share with others: Click a question to review a response. Review it with a friend or professor or career advisor. You'll also have the opportunity to count your filler words ("umm," "like," "you know!")
  • Take advantage of all components on the User Dashboard, which includes interview tips and a webinar on strategies and tactics to succeed in the interview process.
  • No webcam? Call our office at 540-231-6241 during office hours and we'll work with you to schedule a time for you to come in and use a Career and Professional Development computer with webcam in a private room in our building.
  • You can request an appointment to have a Career and Professional Development advisor review your web-based interview with you (subject to scheduling availability). Call 540-231-6241 or visit our office during office hours to schedule. Once scheduled, you must email the advisor the link to your interview so s/he can be ready for your one-on-one meeting.
  • You can also give review access to others: faculty members who have assigned a practice interview, advisors, friends, etc. It's a simple matter of emailing that person while you are in Interview Stream; of course having asked that person's permission in advance.
  • No. Interview Stream is one option that Career and Professional Development offers. If you want to follow up your web-based practice interview by having an in-person practice interview, you can do so. You can learn more about in-person practice interviews.
  • Of course Interview Stream is available to use 24/7/365, while in-person practice interviews are scheduled during business hours.