Interviewing is a skill. Like all skills, it takes practice. Mock interviews are a great way to gain experience, practice interview skills, receive feedback, and improve performance.

The Practice Interview Program is a chance for students to prepare and practice interviewing for an upcoming internship or full-time job opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to practice interviewing with a Columbia University alumnus and receive real-world feedback in real time.

Want to Participate in the Practice Interview Program?

Registration for the Practice Interview Program typically opens at the beginning of each semester. This program is offered on four select evenings from 5pm-9pm. Students will be able to schedule a 30-minute one-on-one session with either an alumnus (7pm-9pm appointments) or a CCE career counselor (5pm-7pm).

You must schedule an appointment in advance by telephone. Slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. 

How do you Schedule an Appointment?

To schedule, call us at 212-854-5609 and request a Practice Interview Night appointment. The Practice Interview Program will be available on the following dates in the Fall 2017 semester.

General Practice Interviews:

  • Wednesday, September 13th

  • Wednesday, September 20th

  • Wednesday, September 27th

Software/TECH Practice Interviews:

  • Software Practice Interviews will be offered on Tuesday, October 10th

What Students are Saying about the Practice Interview Program:

“Mock interviewing is honestly the most helpful experience I’ve had at CCE. I felt she was very knowledgeable and experienced and appreciated this a lot. She gave me great feedback as well.”

“It was a rewarding experience. I gained a lot of knowledge about the interview process that I was lacking. I am glad I chose to participate in the mock interview.”

“My alumna interviewer was very helpful and instructive in the interview process, and very friendly. That allowed me to become completely relaxed and perform well.”

“My mock interviewer was very prepared, engaged and offered excellent advice regarding my resume, cover letter and overall presence.”

“I really want to thank my alumna interviewer because she helped me a lot with her advice. She was really helpful even after my real interview when she supported me by phone in writing the email to thank the person who interviewed me.”