Interview Preparation

While your résumé may get you an interview, it is the interview that gets you the job! Whether you are interviewing for a job, internship, graduate school, or other opportunities, the key to successful preparation is a thorough understanding of the position or program and how your personal interests, skills, and values align with it. The resources below will help you get started.

Interviewing Guidebook

While your résumé may get you an interview, it is the interview that gets you the job! Whether you are interviewing for a job, internship, graduate school, or other opportunities, the key to successful preparation is a thorough understanding of the position or program and how your personal interests, skills, and values align with it.

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Video: Tell Me About Yourself

Walking into an interview, one of the most common questions you can expect to be asked is “Tell me about yourself.” But, what do you say? Watch this video for tips on what to include and what to avoid in your response to this common interview question.

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Schedule a Practice Interview

Practice Interviews provide you with an opportunity to participate in a one-on-one simulated interview with specialty trained staff members. Each 45 minute appointment is designed to expose you to traditional and behavioral style interview questions, provide you with personalized feedback on your performance, and review topics including interview preparation, commonly asked questions, nerve calming techniques and more.

  • Practice Interviews can be completed anytime you are ready to explore the process whether you have an upcoming formal interview or not.
  • Students are not required to wear formal attire to complete a Practice Interview but are certainly welcomed to do so if desired.

Schedule a Practice Interview

Resources

Big Interview: Practice Interviewing
Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interview skills, whether you’re interviewing for a job or graduate school. View …
Career On Demand

Watch bite-sized videos with tips & advice covering all aspects of Career Development, wherever and whenever you need them.

Interview Preparation Guide and Worksheets

The Interview Preparation Guide will help navigate you through the entire interview process with tips about how to prepare for …

Career Communities

Career Communities are industry-focused groups that assist undergraduate and graduate students in narrowing down their career aspirations into manageable and …

Negotiating the Job Offer
Schedule a Virtual Practice Interview

Along with practicing for interviews on your own, the Center for Career Development offers both virtual interview prep appointments and …

Husky Mentor Network for Interview Prep

Our online mentoring platform connects you with alumni and key professionals within UConn’s vast network, for one-on-one career conversations, résumé …

Handshake

Find job opportunities, internships, and on-campus interviews posted by employers looking for UConn students. Handshake is the Center for Career …

Tips for Specific Interview Types

Documents include tips for All Day Interviews, Ethical Interview Questions, Virtual Interviews and Group/Panel Interviews.