Mock Interview Program

The Mock Interview Program provides you with real-world interviewing experience with both professionals and trained peers.

Prerequisites

The Mock Interview Program requires you to:

Daily Mock Interviews

Daily Mock Interviews are peer-based, behavioral interviews conducted by trained student assistants at the Career Center (as opposed to Mock Interview Special Events below, which are directed by Miami employer partners and recruiters). There are two types of Daily Mock Interviews:

Mock Interview Special Events

Practice your behavioral-based interview skills with Miami Employer Partners and Recruiters in a 60 Minute Mock Interview at the Career Center. Bring your resume to the interview and you must dress in professional attire. 

Professional Attire Grant

The Career Center provides financial support for students who need support to purchase appropriate, professional attire. Please complete the Professional Attire Grant application to qualify. 

No-Show/Late Cancellation Policy for Mock Interviews

A missed mock interview due to a no-show or a late cancellation reflects poorly on you and all students at Miami University. Additionally, it wastes a valuable interview slot for the staff member and for other students seeking an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills.

The following penalties will be imposed if you cancel a mock interview late or do not show.

Late cancellations during an academic year:
  • 1st offense: No penalty is assessed, but your Handshake account is noted.
  • 2nd offense: Your account is blocked from participating in the interviewing process until an email letter of apology to the employer or interviewer is reviewed by the Mock Interview Supervisor, Tekeia Howard, mockinterview@miamioh.edu. Once approved, the apology must be emailed to the employer or interviewer (cc to mockinterview@miamioh.edu). This must be completed within 30 days or your account is disabled for the duration of the academic year.
  • 3rd offense: Your account is permanently disabled, and you will not have access to any Handshake features for the duration of the academic year. A meeting with the Assistant Vice President of CCES, or a designee, is required.
No-shows during an academic year:
  • 1st offense: Your account is blocked from participating in the interviewing process until a formal letter of apology to the employer or interviewer is reviewed by the Mock Interview Supervisor, Tekeia Howard, mockinterview@miamioh.edu. Once approved, the apology must be emailed to the employer or interviewer (cc to mockinterview@miamioh.edu). This must be completed within 30 days or your account is disabled for the duration of the academic year.
  • 2nd offense: Your account is permanently disabled, and you will not have access to any Handshake features for the duration of the academic year. A meeting with the Assistant Vice President of CCES, or a designee, is required.