Interview Preparation Assistance
Practice interviews (also known as mock interviews) are designed to simulate a real
interview experience. Options for practice interviews include in person, by telephone,
via Zoom, in classroom and group settings, and online. In-person and online sessions
can be recorded. Feedback and suggestions for improvement are provided.
Schedule A Mock Interview via your Handshake account. For assistance call 814-393-2323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When preparing for a job interview, it's not enough to just read advice — you need
to put that advice into practice! Big Interview is a new system that allows you to
research interview questions, record an interview, and then watch your own answers.
Get hands-on practice with mock interviews tailored to your specific industry, job,
and experience level.
Big Interview Student Guide offers step-by-step instructions on getting the most out of the system.
CCPD Publications and Presentations
CCPD Publications and Presentations
Student CUCareerWear Closet
Do you have an interview coming up and nothing to wear? Will you be attending a career
event and need a tie or dress pants? We know that a proper professional attire can
be a game-changer when interviewing, attending networking events/career fairs or going
into the field for your major. Be confident in your look and find the appropriate
wear for your major at the CUCareerWear Closet.
- Gently used professional attire is free. The clothing is yours to keep!
- Limit of 3 items per student per visit.
- Do we have what you need? Complete this CUCareerWear Closet Interest Form.
- Clothing Closet selection visits are by appointment only via Handshake.
Clothing can be selected for a job search or a professional career experience event
- Job or Internship Interview
- Career Fair
- Business/Professional Networking event
- Professional Development Conference
- Classroom or organization presentation
- Field experience, observation or job shadow
Clothing may NOT be taken for non-classroom or career experience events such as:
- Club/Organization Formal or Dance
- Wedding or funeral
Calling all Faculty/Staff/Alumni - Support the CUCareerWear Clothing Closet
Do you have professional clothes in your closet you no longer wear? Suits and any
other professional apparel and accessories can be donated. Think coordinated, conservative,
contemporary, and interview-appropriate. All clothing must be freshly laundered or
dry-cleaned. To be sure that suits or accessories you're considering donating are
appropriate and that there is a need for your items, please complete this Donation Form and we will respond to you.
What to donate
Clean, new, or gently-used business professional or business casual items for men
- Suits (pants and skirt)
- Dress shirts/Blouses/ Oxford shirts
- Dress slacks/Khakis
- Polo shirts (no logos)
- Dress shoes
What not to donate
Due to storage limitations, we can't accept:
- Sportswear or casual clothing (sweats, t-shirts, sneakers, etc.)
- Party or Evening wear
- Socks and nylons
Tax-deductible donation forms are not available at this time but is being explored.
Questions about donating should be directed to email@example.com or call 814-393-2323.
CCPD Recorded Presentation
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES ONLINE
This series is hosted in D2L through the Career Services Organization site. You will
be enrolled in the series via a linked course with the CCPD Professional Development Series
- Resumes and References
- Cover/Application letters
- Interview Skills
- Dress for Success
- Internship and Job Search 101
- Prepare to be Mentored
Each session has accompanying handouts and resources which you may want to print prior
to viewing the presentation.