Preparing for an Interview

The interview is your chance to meet potential employers or graduate school colleagues and to expand upon the information highlighted in your résumé and application materials. It is also the chance to learn first hand and in detail about positions and organizations in your field of interest.

Think of the interview as the opportunity to exchange information, not a one-way monologue in which your role is to only answer questions asked.

Although interviewing time lines and processes vary according to your field or the organization, there are many standard aspects of interviewing. These include:

  • Interacting with employers before and after the interview
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Tips on the interview itself

The Career and Internship Center is available to assist you as you prepare for an interview. Preparation and practice are key in acing your interview!