Mock Interviews

Don’t be the person who leaves an interview saying, “If only I knew … the right words to say … or, how to have answered the questions being asked and how to compose myself after stumbling through a response … I could have landed that job!” Instead, be proactive and schedule a mock interview today.

Fall 2022 Mock Interview Information

Information Sessions:

Monday, August 29, at 1:00 p.m., HUB Ohio Room

Tuesday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m., HUB Ohio Room

Wednesday, August 31, at 3:00 p.m., virtual via Zoom

Friday, September 2, at 12:00 p.m., HUB Ohio Room

  1. Pay for your interview on IUP's Marketplace,
  2. Go to Marketplace and click Add to Cart, fill out the necessary information, follow directions, and save the confirmation email.
    • Students may use an e-Check, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.
    • Students can pay for their Mock Interview and/or Etiquette Dinner and sign up between Tuesday, September 6, and Friday, September 16, at 4:30 p.m.
  3. Students will upload a draft of their résumé and a cover letter or graduate school information at least two business days before the interview date on the Career and Professional Development's D2L page.
  4. Students will complete a pre-interview “First Round: pre-recorded” activity on the Big Interview Platform at least two days before their interview date. Students will receive the Assignment Code via email.

  5.  Students should access the Career and Professional Development Center course on D2L, read the Mock Interview Program Guide and review all materials. You are responsible for all posted information about preparing for your mock interview.

  6. Students will select a date for their interview. Interviews take place between September 6 and September 16, 2022.

  7. The Employer's Corner Video and Dining Etiquette Quiz on D2L (no re-takes!) are due on Sunday, November 6, at 11:59 p.m. Check with your professor if you are required to take either of these quizzes for academic credit.

  8. If the interview date or deadlines are missed, $25 will be charged for the make-up date.

Mock Interview and Etiquette Meal Policies

Sign-Up Policy

It is your responsibility to fill out the Mock Interview Sign-Up Form to schedule your mock interview appointment during the designated sign-up period.

Any requests to schedule a mock interview appointment after the sign-up period are automatically required to purchase a “second mock interview” on IUP Marketplace. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

No Refund Policy

The Career and Professional Development Center does not offer mock interview or etiquette dinner payment refunds.


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 Student Billing office to request a refund for the purchase. Student Billing 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.

Document Submission Policy

Students must submit all required documents (for example résumé and cover letter) for their interview two days prior to their mock interview appointments to receive full credit on the Career and Professional Development Center D2L page. Should students fail to submit their documents in a 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

If you fail to attend your scheduled mock interview appointment in-person or do not sign on to the Zoom appointment within 15 minutes of your scheduled interview, you are considered to be a NO SHOW and will need to purchase a “second mock interview” for $25 on IUP Marketplace and go through the sign-up process again, if you intend to complete the mock interview assignment.

Rescheduling Policy

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are able to attend the appointment you make. Students can reschedule their mock interview appointment during the sign-up period, but reschedules will not be accepted after Friday, September 16, at 4:30 p.m.

Once the sign-up period has concluded (September 16), any reschedules of mock interview appointments will be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CPDC. If permission is granted, the interview appointment can be rescheduled as long as there are available time slots in the schedule. Students rescheduling at this point will need to purchase a second mock interview and complete the sign-up process again.