Interviewing

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.

Davidson Interview Preparation Resources

Career Development Interview Guide

Practice Interviews with CareerBeam or with a Career Development Adviser

CareerBeam is an online tool that allows you to practice your interviewing skills through your laptop and a webcam. Using the system you can set up interview questions and record your answers for an easy self-assessment.

Career Development 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 center or call 704-894-2132 to schedule your session. 

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.

Case Interview Preparation 

CaseQuestions.com (accessible through your WildcatLink account) is an interactive, online preparation tool for case interviews with consulting firms and other employers that follow a case interview format in their candidiate selection process.  The resource offers case interview drills, practice cases, and general interview and resume advice.

General Interview Preparation Videos & 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 Development)
What to Wear to an Interview (From About.com)