• Mock Interview Program

Mock Interview Program

One of the best ways to prepare for post-graduate opportunities is to participate in a mock interview. The Career Center offers phone, Skype, in-person, and panel mock interviews. Mock interviews at The Career Center are practice interviews conducted by trained Mock Interview Mentors and tailored to your individual occupational area or industry.

The Mock Interview Program allows you to hone your interviewing skills while developing confidence in your ability to deliver strong interview performances. You don't have to be searching for a job or internship to participate in the Mock Interview Program. It is never too early to start working on this essential career development skill!

Skype, panel, and in-person mock interviews are conducted in The Career Center, located in the Dunlap Success Center. Interviewees should report at least 10 minutes early. Business professional attire is required.

Mock Interviews are conducted during Fall, Spring, and Summer C semesters.

*Mock interviews must be scheduled AT LEAST 48 hours in advance

*It is strongly recommended that you schedule your mock interview early in the semester, as slots fill up fast before career events and assignment deadlines


Register for a Mock Interview

How Do I Schedule a Mock Interview?

  • Upload your resume and cover letter to Handshake
    • This is a requirement in order to best customize your questions to the position you are applying to.
    • NOTE: Your appointment will not be approved until you have uploaded a public resume and cover letter
  • On the left-hand toolbar, select “Appointments”
  • Select the blue tab above, “Schedule a New Appointment”
  • There will be 2 categories to choose from:
    • Select “Mock Interviews” if you wish to practice with a Mock Interview Mentor
    • Select “Employer Mock Interviews” if you wish to practice with an Employer, pending availability
    • NOTE: These are updated as employers sign up to volunteer throughout the semester
  • Selecting “Mock Interviews” will give you 2 options:
    • Traditional Mock Interviews: Available to ALL majors and conducted at the Career Center
    • College of Engineering Mock Interviews: Available ONLY to Engineering majors and are conducted at College of Engineering
  • Browse available days and times; select the slot that works best for you
  • Complete Mock Interview Request form; once complete, click “Request”
    • This will provide you the opportunity to give us details such as your preferred medium (In-Person, Video Call, Phone), why you are practicing, and any additional accommodations we should be aware of
    • Once approved, you will receive a confirmation and a reminder for your scheduled mock interview via e- mail, and notification through Handshake

How Do I Make Changes to My Schedule?

  • On the left-hand toolbar, select “Appointments”
  • Select appointment you wish to cancel under “Upcoming Appointments”
  • Click “Cancel Appointment”

*If you wish to reschedule, cancel original appointment and proceed to create a new appointment

*Mock interviews must be canceled AT LEAST 48 hours in advance without penalty.

No-Show/Cancellation Policy

Mock interviews must be canceled AT LEAST 48 hours in advance without penalty. Any student that does not show up or cancel a mock interview will be blocked from participating in any on-campus interviewing activities until a letter of apology addressed to the Mock Interview Mentor is mailed or emailed to the Assistant Director for Mock Interviews. Two no-shows or late cancellations within the same semester will result in a permanent loss of ALL on-campus interviewing privileges. Documented illness is not considered a no-show; however, an apology letter is still required, addressed to:

Mock Interview Mentor
c/o Assistant Director for Mock Interviews
The FSU Career Center

*Note: Mock interviews are based on the resume and cover letter that you submit. Mentors will use the company/industry you list and will ask you questions that you might be asked during an actual interview.


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