What Are Mock Interviews?
To develop a confident interview style, you may wish to practice in a "risk-free" atmosphere. A mock interview in the Career and Internship Center serves to help you recognize areas in which you excel as well as areas of improvement that would enhance your interview style.
All appointments are videotaped. After a 10-15 minute interview, you and your mock interviewer will review the tape and discuss your performance. You will receive a suggestion form after your interview with notes on potential strategies for improvement. The entire appointment typically lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour.
It is a good idea to prepare for your mock interview in advance. Reading literature on interview techniques and reviewing potential questions will be helpful.
To schedule a mock interview
- Contact the Career and Internship Center Office identifying your career interest or position for which you are applying.
- Bring a résumé to the interview.
- Dress and groom as you will for the actual interview - we will provide feedback to assure you of the right look.
- If you would like to keep a videotape of your mock interview, bring a tape.
We look forward to working with you!
Resources in Exploring Careers
The following provide links to resources that may assist you in exploring careers of interest. The Career and Internship Center is available to assist you at any point in your search!
America's Career Infonet - Information on the current job market and links to other valuable career resources.
Careers.org - Index of career related web sites.
Exploring Occupations - Links to sites containing descriptions of a wide range of occupations.
Health Career Center - Figuring out which healthcare career or health occupation to pursue, or simply finding a good job, can be a difficult and time-consuming endeavor. Healthcareercenter.org was created to help aspiring healthcare and medical students and job seekers make better, more informed career choices by providing them with highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date job search, career development, and employment information.
Inside Jobs - Fun-to-read job profiles that use salary ranges, work environment information, and videos to provide an inside look into different careers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S. Department of Labor information on specific occupations including the nature of work, working conditions, employment, training, job outlook, and earnings.
Note: This page contains links to web sites that are not under the control of Albion College or the Career and Internship Center. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Career and Internship Center provides these links merely as a courtesy and not as an endorsement. The data contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free.
Nonprofit and Social Services
Center for Strategic & International Studies - internships for those interested in gaining practical experience in public policynonprofit sector
Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) - positions available across the country for people interested in social change to work in the non-profit sector
Idealist Guides to Nonprofit Careers - information and listings for career opportunities in the
JustMeans - opportunities in social and environmental innovation across the country
Michigan Nonprofit Association - nonprofit job opportunities in Michigan
Nonprofic Career Network - opportunities in the nonprofit sector and a directory or nonprofit organizations helping the world
SocialService.com - job opportunities in all areas of the social service industry