Practice Interview Program

UChicago Career Advancement supports your preparation for success whether interviewing for an internship, a post-graduation job, or admission to graduate or professional school! College students have access to in-person mock interviews available by appointment and 24-hour web-based practice interviews available through Big Interview.  

Download the Career Advancement Practice Interviewing handout for a list of services and policies.

In-Person Practice Interviews

The Practice Interview Program provides in-person general behavioral and industry-specific mock interviews for undergraduate students who seek interview preparation for internships, full-time positions, and selective enrollment programs. Designed to feel like a real interview, Practice Interviews are scheduled for 1 hour and will be conducted by trained graduate students with professional industry experience, who will assess the effectiveness of responses and provide valuable and objective feedback on interview skills. Practice Interview availability begins during Week 2 of each quarter and students can schedule an interview by calling the Career Advancement front desk at (773) 702-7040 or schedule in-person on the 2nd floor of Ida Noyes Hall.

Late Cancellation and No Show Policy

Late cancellations or No Shows for an in-person practice interview will result in deactivation from Handshake. If you need to cancel, please do so within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment in Handshake and/or alert your practice interviewer.

Emailing Documents

Students will need to email their resume, cover letter, and job description to the Practice Interviewer at least 24 hours in advanceof the appointment for the Practice Interviewer to review.

How to Prepare for a Practice Interview

For assistance on resume and cover letters, students can download the Resume and Interview Toolkit from the Resource tab in Handshake. All practice interviews are held in Ida Noyes Hall and students should check-in at the Career Advancement Front Desk on 2nd floor lobby. You can come as you are – no need to dress in formal business attire.