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Career Education

Vassar College

We encourage students and alums who are searching for internships and jobs, or who are interviewing for admission into competitive graduate and professional programs or fellowships, to consider making a Mock Interview appointment with one of our Career Counselors. Mock interviews are a fantastic way to both practice and receive feedback in a safe, supportive environment.

A mock interview will help you:

  • Know what to expect on a real interview
  • Learn effective ways to answer different types of questions
  • Become more comfortable and confident during interviews
  • Have successful real interviews

 Steps for arranging a mock interview:

  • Choose a position-of-interest to focus on during your interview, which is usually an internship, job, scholarship finalist award or seat in a grad/professional program. You do not need to have an interview lined up to participate in a mock interview; if you would prefer to just do a general mock interview to begin getting comfortable with interviewing you can do that as well.
  • Stop by or call our office at (845) 437-5285 to schedule a 1-hour mock interview appointment. 
  • Email a copy of your resume, along with a description of your position-of-interest (if relevant) to the counselor you are scheduled to meet with, at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are practicing for a graduate or professional school interview, try to include your personal statement with the materials you provide.
  • Before your mock interview, review your resume and research the employer or graduate program. Please prepare for this interview as you would a real interview.
  • We encourage you to dress up for the mock interview just as they would for the actual interview.

There are also websites that allow you to practice interviewing. For example: