An interview is an opportunity for your interviewer and you to determine your suitability for the position. It is a two-way evaluation of your fit with the organization. Preparation is key to making a positive impression. It is essential for you to know yourself, know the organization, and be prepared to give specific examples as to why you are an excellent fit for the position. We advise students to spend significant time preparing for interviews.
Interview Preparation Resources
The Office of Career Services has a subscription to InterviewStream, a web-based program that allows you to conduct a practice interview online, watch interviewing video tutorials and read advice to help you succeed in your next interview. Use your Davidson email address to create a free account.
Career Services Interview Guide
Download the Career Services interview guide
Practice Interviews with a Career Services Advisor
Career Services offers 60-minute mock interviews with our career advisors where you can practice answering interview questions and get valuable feedback in a low-pressure situation. Stop by the office or call 704-894-2132 to schedule your session. Also keep an eye out for mock interviews held by employers and alumni visiting campus.
Interview Preparation with Alumni
Davidson alumni are interested in helping you prepare for your upcoming job, internship, fellowship or graduate school interview, and are accessible through Alenda Links and LinkedIn. Their advice is extremely valuable because of their ability to provide industry and employer specific information and interview coaching. By taking advantage of their expertise you will impress your interviewers and stand out as a strong candidate.
Interview Preparation Videos and Resources
Interview Skills (From Goldman Sachs - Great advice for all interview situations)
Interview Insider (From Ernst & Young - Great advice for all interview situations)
Interview Do's and Don'ts (From Vault.com)
Consulting Case Interview Preparation (From Career Services)
What to Wear to an Interview (From About.com)