• PIP Information for Students

    Whether you plan to enter directly into the working world, apply for graduate school or take time off to join a program such as the Peace Corps, interview experience is essential for everyone. Being able to effectively articulate how your skills and experience have prepared you to achieve your goals is a critical part of marketing yourself to the world.

    Upcoming Practice Interview Dates

    October 26-29, Anderson Center 111/112 

    By participating in the Practice Interview Program

    • You get a chance to practice your interviewing skills in a non-threatening, yet professional environment with experienced interviewers and receive helpful feedback and professional advice.
    • You will learn how to articulate the importance of your liberal arts degree, your strengths, weaknesses, values, and skills in an employment setting or admission into a graduate school.
    • You will gain confidence in interviewing.
    • You will meet Hamline Alumni and local employers and have the opportunity to begin building your network.

    What to expect on Interview Day

    • When you arrive you will check-in with a CDC staff person who will instruct you to make a name tag and ask you to complete a pre-interview questionnaire.
    • After you’ve completed the questionnaire, you will be asked to wait in the designated student waiting area.
    • Your interviewer will call you by name, greet you and bring you to her or his table to begin the interview. (The interviews take place in an open room setting.)
    • Immediately following the interview, your interviewer will provide both written and verbal feedback on your performance as well as your resume. You will receive a copy of the feedback form used. Your professor will want to see this as proof of program completion.
    • Before you leave, a CDC staff person will ask you to complete a post-interview questionnaire.