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Interviews and Thank You Letters

In order to impress the employers at your interview, you must prepare ahead of time! Here are some steps to follow in order to ensure a successful interview:

  • Sign up for an Interview Tips Workshop  If you can't attend the workshop, download our Interview Tips Handout [pdf] for detailed tips and a sample thank you note.
  • Before the interview, review the job description, research the company, and be ready to talk about your skills and what you have to offer.
  • You can read about the interview process and employee reviews on Glassdoor after creating a free account using your .edu email.
  • Practice answering common interview questions. Create an account on Interview Stream so you can record yourself in a mock video interview. (As of fall 2016, more and more companies are using similar platforms for screening interviews.)
  • Prepare what you will wear and what you will bring. See our tips on how to  dress professionally [pdf].
  • On the day of the interview, arrive 10 -15 minutes early. Let your enthusiasm for the company and the position show. Don't forget to ask thoughtful questions of your interviewers.
  • At the end of the interview, make sure you get the employer's business card so you can follow up with a thank you card or email.