Congratulations, you've been invited to interview for a position! Now is your time to shine and the Career Center is here to help you. We’ve compiled guidelines on everything from how to prepare, what to wear, and how to write a thank you note.
Types of Interviews
Behavioral interviews are the most common type of interview you will encounter. They require you to talk about how you have handled specific types of issues in the past. They include specific questions such as: "Talk about a time when you worked as part of a team and there was conflict between the team members," or "Describe a time when you had to put in extra hours to complete a project or assignment."
Case interviews are used by consulting companies and other firms to assess your problem-solving abilities. Interviewers in these situations will observe your thought process, test your ability to think logically and organize your answer, and assess your confidence and communication skills under pressure. Getting the “right” answer is not nearly as important as the thought process you go through.
Technical interviews require candidates to demonstrate a particular skill set or knowledge that relates to the job, such as writing code for a computer programming position. They are commonly used for positions in science, technology, or engineering. You may be asked to solve puzzles or problems, complete a coding challenge, or answer specific targeted questions.
Featured Interviewing Resources
Practice on Big Interview
Build confidence in your interview skills through free access to this online platform. You can record yourself answering questions that are tailored to specific industries, roles, or skills.
Reserve a Room for Your Interview
Reserve an interview room in the Career Center to conduct your virtual interview without having to wear a mask. We have instituted strict protocols and have a limited number of slots available daily.
In our new virtual world, you will find that most, if not all, organizations will be conducting virtual interviews. There are two types of virtual interviewing used in today's industries—live video and pre-recorded video. While there is some overlap, each one is unique and therefore will require different forms of preparation. We have compiled some tips for each for you to review.