Simply put, you should never think about going for a job or internship interview without preparation and practice. No matter how qualified you may appear on paper, your interview will determine whether you are hired or not. Please read through the material on interviewing to learn what to expect in an interview and how to best prepare for it, but additionally, sign-up for a practice interview. Additionally, alumni consistently tell us that it is never too early to start preparing for interviews and that all students should do a mock interview to strengthen their interviewing skills.

To schedule a practice interview appointment through the CDO:

  1. Log in to ClaremontConnect & click on "Appointments" then “Schedule an Appointment”.
  2. Select "Interview: Practice Session" or "Interview: General Questions” & select an available appointment slot that suits your schedule.
  3. Include information about the interview that you’re preparing for in the in the “What can we help you with?” text box. For practice sessions, email your counselor a copy of your resume, cover letter, and job description so that they can prepare for your appointment.
  4. If you have any issues or questions, come by the CDO and we can work to accommodate any special issues. 

 Due to high demand and importance for preparation, please be sure make your appointment well in advance of any actual interview.