Mock Interview Appointment

Student interviewing with a Mock Interviewer

A mock interview teaches you how to:

  • answer difficult questions;
  • develop interview strategies;
  • improve your communication skills;
  • and reduce your stress before an actual interview.

A Mock Interview Appointment is conducted between a Miami student interviewee and a professionally-trained Peer Career Coach interviewer or volunteer alumni interviewer. Mock Interview Appointments are available in Fall and Spring Semesters.

  • Mondays – Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • In-Person appointments occur at the Career Center, 0045 Armstrong Student Center, lower level, below Café Lux.
  • Virtual appointments are conducted through Zoom (Miami IT help for Zoom)

How to Prepare for a Mock Interview Appointment

How to Schedule a Mock Interview Appointment

  •  Schedule your Mock Interview Appointment in Handshake
    • Select either Peer Career Coach or Alumni Volunteer
    • Select mode, date, and time
    • Mark your calendar for the date and time you selected
    • Reschedule or cancel your appointment if your availability changes to avoid a penalty for Late Cancellation/No Show

Questions About Mock Interview Appointments?

Please contact mockinterview@MiamiOH.edu or phone the Career Center at 513-529-3831 for more information.

Late Cancellation/No-show Policy

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. You may cancel your interview in Handshake by 11:59 p.m. two business days prior to the interview without penalty.

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 Assistant Director of the Mock Interview Program, Nella Sutyniec. Once approved, the apology must be emailed to the employer or interviewer (cc to nella.sutyniec@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 Director of the Mock Interview Program, Nella Sutyniec, 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 Assistant Director of the Mock Interview Program,Nella Sutyniec. Once approved, the apology must be emailed to the employer or interviewer (cc to nella.sutyniec@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 Director of the Mock Interview Program, Nella Sutyniec, is required.