Practice Interviews

How does the program work?

The practice interview program is designed to help you assess and strengthen your interview skills by providing a realistic interview experience. Practice interviews should be treated as real interviews and you should prepare, dress and act as if this were an employer interview.

The practice interview will be approximately 60 minutes long including questions, answers and immediate feedback at the end. There is the option to have your interview recorded for you to review afterwards.

Who will interview me?

Interviewers are HR professionals from the community paired with co-op office staff, HR faculty or Senior HR co-op students.

The interviewers will present themselves as if they were from the organization addressed on your application so be prepared to speak about the company and the position applied for, but the rest of the interview will cover general business skills, and is not tailored to the specific position.

Am I eligible?

The practice interview program is available to students who are part of the co-op program and who have attended the Career Management Workshop and are actively applying to co-op jobs.

How do I prepare?

Attend the Networking & Interview Essentials Workshop

Review the interview section of the workshop manual regarding behavioural description interviews and STAR format before your interview.

Prepare by drawing on your life experience (work, volunteer, extracurricular, and academics) and outlining complete examples of stiuations where you have demonstrated business skills.

When is the application deadline?

Times are slotted on a first-come first-served basis, so apply early. DEADLINE for the Fall 2017 semester is Ongoing until Space is filled.

When are the interview dates?

Practice Interviews are held each Fall and Spring semesters. Fall 2017 interview dates are:

Lethbridge: Friday November 24th and Monday November 27th

Calgary: November 12-15th, 2017

How do I register for a Practice Interview date/time?

  1. Read through the information above first.
  2. Login to the Career Bridge Portal, Select Interviews and then Mock Interviews. Choose the Mock Interview Module from the list and then select your prefer date and time.