Mock Interview Madness

Ever since mid-September, recruiting season has turned the first floor of Sonner Hall into a bustling congregation of employers who are overly excited to network with JMU students. While many of these employers made the treck to JMU in hopes of adding Dukes to their staff, others came as volunteers participating in the Mock Interviews that have been taking place in Sonner throughout the semester.

For those of you who haven’t heard the buzz, Mock Interviews are part of a program developed by CAP that provide students with the opportunity to practice interviewing with employers. Students can recieve valuable and professional feedback to help them with interviews in the future. You can find more information about the program here.

So far this semester the following orgaizations have visited JMU to participate in Mock Interviews:
  • Johnson Lambert
  • Grant Thornton
  • McGladrey
  • Deloitte
  • Adecco
  • City of Roanoke
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Aramark
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

City Year and American Woodmark Corporation will be our last two Mock Interview companies to visit this semester. There are still openings to interview with American Woodmark, so sign up on Recruit-A-Duke by Tuesday, October 23rd for your last chance!

Important Note: You must have On-Campus Interviewing rights to participate in interviewing on campus/mock interviews. If you do not already have OCR rights you can obtain them by completing this Recruit-A-Duke Online Workshop!

Still not entirely convinced that participating in Mock Interviews is a good idea? Check out these testimonials from fellow JMU students:

“I felt relaxed at the interview and the interviewer did a good job of providing a professional, non-intimidating environment. I enjoyed the experience and it was good to interview in a setting that I wasn’t nervous about messing up in. Sonner Hall staff and CAP have been great resources to me, and I am grateful that JMU is so dedicated to providing students with career opportunities.”

“I thought the Mock Interview exprience was a great stepping stone to prepare for a real interview.”

“The interview experience was very beneficial because it taught me how to improve on areas in the interview process. I will be sure to use these new techniques during my next internship.”

“I enjoyed the interview and the ability to ask the interviewer questions very candidly after the interview. I could tell my interviewer was giving me sincere responses which I greatly appreciated.”

“This experience was very helpful – I feel more confident with the real interviews I hopefully have, in the upcoming weeks.”

Sign up for your Mock Interview today!

By: Kelly Gooch
contact: goochke@jmu.edu

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