Practice Interview Program
A. What is the Practice Interview Program?
An opportunity for students to “practice” their interviewing skills. Professionals
in the human resource field volunteer their time and expertise to interview IWU students
in a “practice” session.
B. How do I sign-up?
Set up your Handshake account, upload your resume, and follow the instructions to search for a practice
interview that best fits your schedule.
C. How do I prepare for the practice interview?
Be familiar with your resume and review interview questions.
D. How is the practice interview conducted?
The interviewer will spend approximately forty minutes with each student. The first
thirty minutes will be the actual interview while the last ten minutes will be reserved
for feedback from the interviewer. All practice interviews are held at the Hart Career
E. How will I be evaluated?
Each student will be evaluated on a variety of factors including personal appearance,
self-confidence, enthusiasm, and ability to articulate their experiences. This interview
may be videotaped so that you can review the interview yourself. The interviewer will
give you feedback in the interview and complete an evaluation form that can be picked
up the following day.
→ If you need to cancel your mock interview, you must do so by 4:00 p.m. two business
days prior to the interview date. Failure to do so will result in deactivation of
your Handshake privileges.
For additional information about the Practice Interview Program, contact the Career
Center at 309-556-3071.