Volunteer Information for Mock Interviews

Miami University Center for Career Exploration & Success Mock Interview Program provides students with real-world interviewing experience by engaging seasoned professionals as volunteer interviewers.

Types of Mock Interviewers

  • Phone/Skype Interviewer
  • Regularly Scheduled Interviewer (several times per semester)
  • Event Interviewer (once or twice a year)

When Can I Volunteer?

  • Mock Interviews for Spring 2019 begin Feb. 4 and end May 10
  • Mock Interview Daily (Recorded): Monday – Thursday | 0045 ASC | 8 am – 8 pm | Last interview starts at 7 pm; Friday | 8 am – 5 pm | Last interview starts at 4 pm
  • Mock Interview Daily (Unrecorded — suggested for practice only): Thursday | 0045 ASC | 1–5 pm | Last interview starts at 4 pm

Spring Semester Special Events

  • All Majors: Thursday, Feb. 14 (9 am – 5 pm) at the Center for Career Exploration & Success at Armstrong Student Center 0045
  • Just in “Case” Mock Interview hosted by Insight2Profit: Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Center for Career Exploration & Success at Armstrong Student Center 0045
    • 12 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch & Learn (free lunch)
    • 2 pm – 4 pm: Mock Interviews with Insight2Profit representatives
    • 4 pm – 6 pm: Break
    • 6 pm – 7:30 pm: Case Study Analysis Workshop
  • International Student Mock Interview Event: Thursday, March 14 (9 am – 5 pm) at the Center for Career Exploration & Success at Armstrong Student Center 0045
  • Teacher Candidate Mock Interview Event: Wednesday, March 20 (9 am – 8 pm) at the Center for Career Exploration & Success at Armstrong Student Center 0045

How Mock Interviews Work

Interviews will be scheduled every 60 minutes: 15 – 20 minute interview, 20 – 25 minute critique, 15 minute preparation for next interview.

  • Arrive 30 minutes before first appointment (45 if it is your first time interviewing here)
  • Meet Mock Interview (MI) Coordinator — Get room assignment
  • Receive student interview packets
  • Review students resume
  • Greet student
  • Interview student — Complete feedback form
  • Review with student their ratings on:
    • Resume
    • Appearance, Poise, Delivery, Language
    • Responses to: Open-ended, Behavior-based, Career specific questions
    • Closing - Student asks questions, expresses interest, asks for follow-up info, thanks interviewer
  • Prepare for next student

Where Do I Volunteer?

Armstrong Student Center (unless otherwise noted)

Parking

Volunteer Mock Interviewers are required to have a parking permit. You will receive a parking permit upon arriving at Armstrong Student Center (or other location) which will require you to return to your car in the parking lot to hang the parking tag.

Questions About Volunteering?

Please contact Kia Nalls at (513) 529-1882 or e-mail Kia at kia.nalls@MiamiOH.edu. If Kia is unavailable, please contact Tekeia Howard at (513) 529-3241 or e-mail Tekeia at howardt9@MiamiOH.edu.

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