Virtual Mock Interview Program

Career Services Virtual Mock Interview Program

Virtual Mock Interviews begin September 18, 2023, and run through April 5, 2024.

This virtual mock interview program allows students to practice interviewing with our professional employer volunteer partners.

A mock interview is a practice job interview with a professional that mirrors an actual interview. It's a simulation, allowing students to practice and receive feedback on interviewing skills and resume writing.

Mock interviews help you learn how to answer difficult questions, develop interview strategies, improve communication skills, and reduce stress before an actual job interview or career fair. When you review your mock interview session with the professional, you can modify your resume and interview responses and behaviors, if necessary, to become more successful. 

Program Details

  • You must have a resume saved to your Handshake account to sign up for a virtual mock interview.
  • All Mock interviews take place 2 days after the application date!
  • All Career Services Virtual Mock Interview Program sign-ups can be done on the Handshake Mobile App.
  • Each mock Interview session is 45 minutes per person and includes a practice interview and a resume review with a recruiting professional.
  • You will receive an email from Handshake to select your interview time. (Check your junk/clutter/spam folder if you don't).
  • Connect with the mock interviewer on the day and time you choose via the link provided when you select your mock interview time on Handshake.
  • Wayne State University students and alum are invited to participate in the program (must have a Handshake account).

Student Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1. Download the Handshake mobile app and log in.

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Step 2. View Mock Interview dates 

  • Click Jobs on the bottom menu.
  • In the top search box, enter the words WSU Mock Interview.
  • Review the list of companies marked with WSU Career Services Virtual Mock Interview Program.

PRO TIP: Sort results by Application Deadline to have the soonest mock interview sessions at the top.

Step 3. Sign up for your Virtual Mock Interview 

  • To sign up, click on QUICK APPLY. You must have a resume saved to your profile to sign up.
  • Handshake will email you a link to select a mock interview time.
  • Select your time slot and a meeting link will appear.
  • Mark your calendar with the date, time, and meeting link to participate in your virtual mock interview.

Pro Tip: Check your junk/clutter/spam folder if you don't see the email. 

NOTE: On the day and time you selected, use the meeting link to connect with the interviewer and begin your practice interview.

If you don't see a time slot that suits your schedule, return to the mock interview list and select a different date.

Employer partners

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year Employer Volunteer Partners. 

Independent Bank is a Michigan-based bank that's been operated locally for more than 150 years. In 1864 we were founded as First National Bank of Ionia; we now have locations across the Lower Peninsula and we’re the fourth largest bank headquartered in Michigan. But in one way we’ve never changed – people are always our first priority. We’re committed to providing exceptional service and value to our customers, our stockholders, and our communities.

Matrix Human Services, a 501(c)3 organization, has served the Detroit community and surrounding areas for well over 100 years. The League of Catholic Women led the way in 1906 with a vision and mission to fight poverty. Today, our mission remains the same as we continue to touch hearts and change lives in our community. With programs at more than 30 locations, Matrix Human Services serves more than 20,000 individuals and families each year.
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