February 12, 2008

Nearly Three Dozen Hamline Alumni Participate in Mock Interviews

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Hamline's CSO-sponsored Annual Mock Interview Marathon Draws Record 165 Students

There were no athletes sweating it out to the finish line, but the annual Mock Interview Marathon sponsored by Hamline's Career Services Office helped 165 Hamline students gain a competitive advantage in the legal job market by providing "real world" interview practice. Among the interviewers were 29 alumni who generously donated their time and expertise during the marathon on January 25-26. Student interviewees engaged in a 20-minute practice interview for a fictitious legal job, followed by 10 minutes of immediate feedback.

"The participation of our alumni is greatly appreciated," noted CSO Director Nancy Lochner. "Thanks to their involvement, along with other law school staff members and friends, a substantial number of our students now will be able to approach the job market better prepared."

Participating students also expressed their gratitude. "My interviewer was helpful and informative, and offered lots of great tips on how to make my previous work experience relevant," noted one student. Another commented, "This was a wonderful warm-up for a real interview I have soon. . . I also appreciated the added bonus of networking with working professionals."