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Interview Prep

Preparing and Getting through the Interview

Interviews provide the opportunity to communicate your skills and experience to employers as you learn about the position and organization you’re applying to. There may be several qualified candidates, but you should be able to explain what makes you unique and why your UF experience qualifies you for their organization. Interviews are also an opportunity to gauge whether an organization is a good fit for you.

Need Help Practicing?

  • We can help you practice with a mock interview during an Express Drop-In, Monday – Friday between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with our expert Career Ambassadors.
  • Make a Career Planning appointment with a Career Connections Center staff member for a mock interview or to discuss interviewing strategies.
  • Log into Gator CareerLink and use the Mock Interview module to practice industry-specific mock interviews using your webcam.

On-Campus Interview Policies
We connect you to employers who host interviews on campus through the Career Connections Center. It’s important to know your responsibilities when you agree to an on-campus interview. Please review the interview policies to be knowledgeable and aware of standards and expectations for UF students.

Interviewing Prep Digital Guide:

The best way to feel more comfortable during an interview is through intentional practice. One of the main goals of an interview is for the employer to get to know you. You should show up to the interview prepared to confidently discuss your:

  • Interest in the Field
  • Academic Career
  • Relevant Work Experience
  • Transferable Skills
  • Technical and Language skills
  • Interest in Position/Organization
  • Certifications and Trainings
  • Campus Involvement
  • Leadership
  • Awards and Achievements
  • Professional Goals
  • Volunteer Work

Depending on what you are interviewing for, you might need to prepare for a specific type of interview process (i.e. technical interview, case-study interview, multiple-mini interview [MMI]). For more in-depth resources for these types of interviews visit our Career Communities pages.