• 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

    April 4 - 7, 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.  


    To prepare for the Practice Interview Program, you may visit the Resume Resources page to help tailor your resume to the position you want and review the interviewing handout to guide you in the process.