Mock Interviews


Mock Interview Program

Career Services offers the Mock Interview Program for currently enrolled UW-Stout students to assist with developing professional and critical skills, along with the knowledge, that will help them advance during the interview process.


The program consists of two distinct appointments with specific guidelines for each:

  • Pre-mock appointment: 30 minute appointment with a Career Services staff member to cover topics that will prepare the student for the mock interview experience. Students will need to bring a job description and their resume to the appointment. By providing a job description, the Career Services staff member can tailor interview questions, providing a more realistic experience and stronger preparation for the student.
Topics covered include
        • Interview Styles and Questions
        • Preparation and Follow Up
        • The STAR Method
        • Employer Research
        • Interview Outfit Selection

Once a student has completed a pre-mock appointment, a mock interview will be scheduled. All Mock Interviews will need to be scheduled at least three days after the Pre-mock Appointment.

        • Mock Interview: 60 minute 1:1 appointment with a Career Counselor or Graduate Assistant. The interview will be about 30 to 45 minutes and the remaining time will be used to provide students feedback and address questions.

How To Prepare


Find a position description that interests you, prepare your resume and then call Career Services at 715-232-1601 to schedule a Pre-Mock appointment.  Please note that appointments cannot take place on the same day you call. The Employment Guide is a great resource to use.


Optional Video Recording


If a student decides they would like to record their interview, they should let the Career Counselor know during the Pre-mock Appointment. Also, the student will need to bring their laptop to the Mock Interview to download the video.


Cancellations and No Show Policy


If you need to cancel your mock interview for any reason, call Career Services at 715-232-1601 during office hours. Mock Interview will be treated as if they were interviews with actual employers visiting campus. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  Follow this link to review the Career Services No Show Policy: http://www.uwstout.edu/careers/upload/cancelpolicy.pdf


Not on campus? Practice Interviewing Virtually


Students are given the opportunity to interview 24/7 with InterviewStream. Directions provided below.

How to use InterviewStream [pdf]                                                                       Interview Stream Video


Questions?


Please contact the Career Specialist at careerspecialist@uwstout.edu.

OR

Call the Career Services Office at 715-232-1601.