Mock Interview Policies

  • The following policies have been established to maintain a professional interviewing process:

    Mock Interview Guidelines (Please read full policies below)

    The following policies have been established to maintain a professional interviewing process:

    • All interviews must be scheduled by contacting the Career and Professional Development Center. Please have your receipt number available.
    • There is a nonrefundable mock interview fee of $20 that is to be paid online by credit card or e-check to the Career and Professional Development Center’s Marketplace before you schedule your mock interview. The cost of the mock interview includes a recording of the Skype interview. If you do not have a credit card or are unable to pay via e-check, you must pay for the mock interview in the Bursar’s Office.
    • Scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please schedule early to avoid conflicts. You must schedule your interview by the deadlines listed below. 

    Important Dates to Remember

    Office hours in the Career and Professional Development Center are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Spring 2020 Mock Interview Instructions

    Mandatory Information Sessions

    • Monday, January 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room
    • Tuesday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room
    • Friday, January 31, at 1:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room 

    1. Pay for your interview on IUP’s Marketplace,
      • Go to Marketplace and click Add to cart, fill out necessary information, follow directions, and save the confirmation email.
      • Students may use an e-Check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.
    2. Students can sign up for an interview from Monday, February 3, through Friday, February 21, 2020. The Career and Professional Development Center is open Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
    3. Students will upload a draft of their résumé, cover letter, and a job posting or graduate school information at least two business days before the interview date on the Career and Professional Development’s D2L page.
      • The job posting should be one that the student believes they would be qualified for upon graduation and can be printed from Handshake or a similar website.
    4. Students should access the Career and Professional Development Center course on D2L and read the Mock Interview Program Guide and review all materials. You are responsible for all posted information about preparing for your mock interview. 
    5. Students will select a date for their interview. Interviews take place between Monday, February 17, and Friday, April 24, 2020.
    6. Students are required to take the Employer’s Corner Video Quiz on D2L prior to their interview (no re-takes!).  D2L quizzes are due on Sunday, March 1, 2020, and are required for academic credit.
    7. If interview date or deadlines are missed, $20 will be charged for the make-up date.
    8. The etiquette dinners will occur on Monday, March 2, and Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (students will only need to attend one dinner), beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Sutton Hall Blue Room.

    Mock Interview and Etiquette Meal Policies

    Refund Policy

    The Career and Professional Development Center does not refund mock interview and/or etiquette dinner purchases. 

    Exception

    If the fee was paid and the class subsequently dropped before the drop/add period for the semester was over, the student may contact the Mock Interview Program coordinator for permission, and then contact the Bursar’s office to request a refund for the purchase. The Bursar and/or the Career and Professional Development Center have the right to refuse a refund at any time, and refunds will not be permitted after the drop/add period is over. 

    Sign-up Policy

    Students will be given information at the beginning of the semester via information sessions and/or online via the Career and Professional Development Center D2L page for the mock interview and etiquette dinner sign-up process.

    It is the student’s responsibility to access and follow directions for signing up for mock interviews and/or etiquette dinner.

    Students must sign up for a mock interview and/or etiquette dinner within the specified time period during the semester/session.

    Document Submission Policy

    Students must submit all required documents (example: résumé, cover letter, job posting) for their interview by the specified date on the Career and Professional Development Center D2L page. Should students fail to submit their documents in the specified manner and by the specified due date, they will forfeit all associated points for their mock interview grade. The interviewer may, however, still critique the documents and give feedback regardless of the date submitted. 

    No-Show Policy

    Students must appear at the Career and Professional Development Center (for in-person interviews), answer the designated phone (for phone interviews), or respond via Skype at or before the time of their selected interview as applicable. Mock interviewers will wait 15 minutes for in-person interviews and will call twice for phone and Skype interviews if the student does not answer/arrive for their interview promptly. If at that time students have still not answered/arrived for their interview, they will be marked as a no-show for their interview. Students will then need to purchase a “second mock interview” on IUP Marketplace and go through the sign-up process again if you intend to complete the mock interview assignment. 

    Rescheduling Policy

    Mock Interviews will not be rescheduled. Once the student chooses a timeslot for their interview and/or etiquette dinner, that decision is final.