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 alum 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 virtually on select evenings each fall and spring. Students will be able to reach out to their matched Columbia alum to schedule a 45-minute one-on-one session. We do our best to match you with an alum in your industry of interest.

If you are an alumni who would like to volunteer to meet with students, please visit our Alumni Volunteer form.

How do you Schedule an Appointment?

For student scheduling, please  register for the upcoming semester’s event in LionShare and applying to the job posting linked there with your resume. Slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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.”