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Prepare yourself for those upcoming internship and/or employment interviews by scheduling practice sessions offered by the personnel below.



CAS 125
Phone 330/ 972-5714 to schedule.

Individual interviewing with Program personnel, along with DVD recording, may be scheduled. The targeted company or field information should be provided prior to session.



Simmons Hall 301
Phone 330/ 972-7747 for information.



Like mock turtle soup, mock interviewing is not the "real thing" but can certainly nourish the psyche with confidence while feeding the existing skills base with practical experience.

You can never practice interviewing too often! This is why we suggest you attend as many career fairs and practice, or mock, interviewing sessions as possible before your last year as a student.

Mock interviewing gives you a chance to receive immediate feedback from qualified personnel regarding your interviewing skills before you journey out on your own for those sessions that really will impact your career. Think about scheduling NOW!



^  Be ready with conversation that would apply to numerous companies within a specific field.

^  Practice with another individual or with a mirror to be comfortable answering questions concerning yourself.

^  Just as you would for a "real" interview, make sure you are rested and prepared!

^  Dress and groom yourself accordingly--Ladies, watch that jewelry. Gentlemen, watch that cologne.

^  Arrive earlier than your scheduled interview time.

^  Bring briefcase/folder with extra copies of resume and a portfolio if available.

^  If providing a portfolio, be thoroughly prepared to discuss its contents.

^  If recording is offered, bring a blank DVD for later viewing of your performance.

^  During evaluation, pay close attention to performance. Insist on constructive criticism.

^  Ask for interviewer's card for correct address when sending thank you!


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Phone: 330-972-7111
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