Mock Interviews

  • Don’t be the person who leaves an interview saying, “If only I knew . . . the right words to say . . . Or, how to have answered the questions being asked and how to compose myself after stumbling through a response . . . I could have landed that job!” Instead, be proactive and schedule a mock interview today. 

    Please note: Fall 2020 Mock Interview Guidelines will be published soon.

    Summer 2020 Mock Interview Instructions

    1. Pay for your interview on IUP’s Marketplace,

      • Go to Marketplace and click Add to cart, fill out the necessary information, follow directions, and save the confirmation email.

      • Students may use an e-Check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

    2. Students can sign up for an interview from Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 

    3. Students will upload a draft of their résumé and a cover letter or graduate school information at least two business days before the interview date on the Career and Professional Development’s D2L page.

      • The job posting should be one that the student believes they would be qualified for upon graduation and can be printed from Handshake or a similar website.
    4. Students should access the Career and Professional Development Center course on D2L and read the Mock Interview Program Guide and review all materials. You are responsible for all posted information about preparing for your mock interview. 

    5. Students will select a date for their interview. Interviews take place between Monday, June 22, and Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

    6. Students are required to take the Employer’s Corner Video Quiz on D2L prior to their interview (no re-takes!).  D2L quizzes are due on Sunday, March 1, 2020, and are required for academic credit.

    7. If interview date or deadlines are missed, $20 will be charged for the make-up date.

    Mock Interview and Etiquette Meal Policies

    Refund Policy

    The Career and Professional Development Center does not refund mock interview and/or etiquette dinner purchases. 


    If the fee was paid and the class subsequently dropped before the drop/add period for the semester was over, the student may contact the Mock Interview Program coordinator for permission, and then contact the Bursar’s office to request a refund for the purchase. The Bursar and/or the Career and Professional Development Center have the right to refuse a refund at any time, and refunds will not be permitted after the drop/add period is over. 

    Document Submission Policy

    Students must submit all required documents (example: résumé, cover letter, job posting) for their interview by the specified date on the Career and Professional Development Center D2L page. Should students fail to submit their documents in the specified manner and by the specified due date, they will forfeit all associated points for their mock interview grade. The interviewer may, however, still critique the documents and give feedback regardless of the date submitted. 

    No-Show Policy

    Students must be present for their appointment at or before the time of their selected interview as applicable. Mock interviewers will wait 15 minutes for in-person interviews and will attempt to reach the student two times if the student is not prompt for their interview. If at that time students are not present for their interview, they will be marked as a no-show for their interview. Students will then need to purchase a “second mock interview” on IUP Marketplace and go through the sign-up process again if you intend to complete the mock interview assignment. 

    Rescheduling Policy

    Mock Interviews will not be rescheduled. Once the student chooses a timeslot for their interview and/or etiquette dinner, that decision is final.