Career Resources

Mock Interview Program


About the Mock Interview Program

Interviews can be one of the most intimidating parts of any job or internship search. Mock interviews are a great way to gain experience, practice interview skills, receive feedback, and improve performance. The Mock Interview Program is a chance for students to prepare and practice interviewing for upcoming internship or full-time job opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to practice interviewing with either a Columbia University alumnus or a CCE counselor.

Want to Participate in the Mock Interview Program?

Registration for the Mock Interview Program typically opens at the beginning of each semester. This program is offered on three select evenings from 5pm-9pm. Students will be able to schedule a 30-minute one-on-one session with either an alumnus or a CCE career counselor. You must schedule an appointment in advance by telephone. Slots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni from Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of General Studies, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of the Arts.

Schedule your Mock Interview Night appointment!

The Mock Interview Program will be available on the following dates in the Spring 2017 semester:

  • Wednesday, January 25
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Technical mock interviews will be offered only on Wednesday, February 8 from 7-9pm
  • Wednesday, February 15

Registration opens on Monday, January 9th. Alumni appointments are available from 7-9pm. You must call us at (212)854-5609 to schedule your appointment. Appointments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

What students are saying about the Mock Interview Program:

"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."

"Mocking interviewing is honesty 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."

"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."

Who are the alumni interviewers?

Alumni volunteers for the Mock Interview Program come from a variety of industries, backgrounds, and years of experience. Here is a sample of some of our past alumni interviewers:

  • Adam Beatty - Finance
  • Ahmet Can - Finance
  • Alexander Castilla - Career Coaching
  • Anatole Ashraf - Digital Media
  • Brittany Dubose - Healthcare Research
  • Eileen Lee - Non-profit
  • Erin Connell - Paralegal
  • Ernest Brod - Business Intelligence
  • Heather Braunagel - Business Development
  • Ishwara Cherin - Sports Management
  • Kris Ishibashi - Career Coaching
  • Luk Lau - Finance
  • Matt Getz - Law
  • Paul Chiu - Finance
  • Rebecca Rogers - Real Estate
  • Sevan Gatsby - PR/Media
  • Shira Schindel - Education Technology
  • Young Hee Yoo - Fashion/Marketing