Practice Interviews

Real employers. Real conversations. Right here on campus.

The Practice Interview Program is designed to help you acquire professional interview skills, get feedback from experienced professionals, and gain confidence. A practice interview helps you prepare for real-life interviews, which increases your chances of getting additional interviews and acquiring the job. They are also a great way to meet and network with professionals, which can lead to opportunities in the future.

Sign up for a Practice Interview

  1. Upload your résumé to Duck Connect.
  2. On Duck Connect, select “On-Campus Interviews” and then “APPLY for On-Campus Interviews I Qualify for."
  3. Search for a position and organization you would like to have a practice interview with and review the position description, qualifications, and important deadlines.
  4. Click “Request Interview” button to submit your résumé.
  5. Check your interview requests and confirmations on Duck Connect under “View My Activity."

Prepare for your Practice Interview

  1. Attend a Career Center workshop to learn how to prepare for a job search, interview, or how to write an impressive résumé.
  2. Research the organization you are interviewing with.
  3. Treat this interview as an actual interview—dress appropriately, bring extra résumés, and come prepared with questions to ask the interviewer.
  4. On the day of the interview, arrive 10-15 minutes early and check in at the Career Center reception desk.

 

Students that participate in the Practice Interview Program must adhere to all On-Campus Interviewing policies and procedures.



 


Upcoming Practice Interviews

Feb 26
PRACTICE INTERVIEW: REI - Resume Deadline (2/26)12:00 a.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: REI - Adam Coble, Retail Sales Manager/Eugene REI Store Manager The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is...
February 26 12:00 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, Career Center - 220 Hendricks Hall

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer:
REI - Adam Coble, Retail Sales Manager/Eugene REI Store Manager

The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is a safe place to practice interview skills, gain confidence and receive interview feedback from an experienced hiring professional. Guest employers volunteer their time to interview students and provide them with immediate feedback on their interviewing skills. Interviews are 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for immediate feedback from the interviewer.

Why Sign-up For A Practice Interview?
• Knowing what to expect and how to prepare will lead to successful future interviews. Success begins with preparation.
• You will receive immediate verbal and written interview feedback from our guest employer and provided a Practice Interview evaluation form to take with you.
• Practice makes better! Get a jump start on your job search, boost your interview skills and increase your chances for a successful interview the next time you're in front of an employer.

The goal of a successful interview is to be the candidate of choice. How do you accomplish this during an interview?
• Distinguish yourself from other candidates
• Communicate "evidence" of your ability to do the job
• Strategically highlight experiences, skills, and knowledge related to the job

The Practice Interview Program is part of the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program. Not showing up for a scheduled practice interview is unprofessional and guarantees disqualification from Duck Connect privileges. View OCR Policies here for more information (http://career.uoregon.edu/about/programs/campus-recruiting/policies).

ABOUT REI
REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions. More info: http://www.rei.com/

HOW TO APPLY: you MUST have a resume uploaded to Duck Connect [https://career.uoregon.edu/DuckConnect] before you can sign-up for any on-campus interviews:

1. In Duck Connect select: "On-Campus Interviews" and select "APPLY for On-Campus Interviews I Qualify For." (If you're not seeing opportunities you expect to see, select "VIEW all On-Campus Interviews")
2. Search for the position and organization you're applying to and review position description, qualifications and important deadlines.
3. Click "Request Interview" button to submit your resume.
4. Confirm your interview requests and interview confirmations in Duck Connect>My Account>View My Activity.

 

For more information contact:

Tina Haynes, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator
UO Career Center
541-346-6006
thaynes@uoregon.edu

Feb 26
PRACTICE INTERVIEW: REI (2/28)9:00 a.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: REI - Adam Coble, Retail Sales Manager/Eugene REI Store Manager The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is...
February 26 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, Career Center - 220 Hendricks Hall

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer:
REI - Adam Coble, Retail Sales Manager/Eugene REI Store Manager

The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is a safe place to practice interview skills, gain confidence and receive interview feedback from an experienced hiring professional. Guest employers volunteer their time to interview students and provide them with immediate feedback on their interviewing skills. Interviews are 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for immediate feedback from the interviewer.

Why Sign-up For A Practice Interview?
• Knowing what to expect and how to prepare will lead to successful future interviews. Success begins with preparation.
• You will receive immediate verbal and written interview feedback from our guest employer and provided a Practice Interview evaluation form to take with you.
• Practice makes better! Get a jump start on your job search, boost your interview skills and increase your chances for a successful interview the next time you're in front of an employer.

The goal of a successful interview is to be the candidate of choice. How do you accomplish this during an interview?
• Distinguish yourself from other candidates
• Communicate "evidence" of your ability to do the job
• Strategically highlight experiences, skills, and knowledge related to the job

The Practice Interview Program is part of the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program. Not showing up for a scheduled practice interview is unprofessional and guarantees disqualification from Duck Connect privileges. View OCR Policies here for more information (http://career.uoregon.edu/about/programs/campus-recruiting/policies).

ABOUT REI
REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions. More info: http://www.rei.com/

HOW TO APPLY: you MUST have a resume uploaded to Duck Connect [https://career.uoregon.edu/DuckConnect] before you can sign-up for any on-campus interviews:

1. In Duck Connect select: "On-Campus Interviews" and select "APPLY for On-Campus Interviews I Qualify For." (If you're not seeing opportunities you expect to see, select "VIEW all On-Campus Interviews")
2. Search for the position and organization you're applying to and review position description, qualifications and important deadlines.
3. Click "Request Interview" button to submit your resume.
4. Confirm your interview requests and interview confirmations in Duck Connect>My Account>View My Activity.

For more information contact:

Tina Haynes, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator
UO Career Center
541-346-6006
thaynes@uoregon.edu

Feb 27
PRACTICE INTERVIEW: Ninkasi Brewing Company - Resume Deadline (2/27)12:00 a.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: Ninkasi Brewing Company - Ms. Amanda Burchard, People Operations Specialist The UO Career Center's Practice...
February 27 12:00 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, Career Center - 220 Hendricks Hall

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer:
Ninkasi Brewing Company - Ms. Amanda Burchard, People Operations Specialist

The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is a safe place to practice interview skills, gain confidence and receive interview feedback from an experienced hiring professional. Guest employers volunteer their time to interview students and provide them with immediate feedback on their interviewing skills. Interviews are 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for immediate feedback from the interviewer.

Why Sign-up For A Practice Interview?
• Knowing what to expect and how to prepare will lead to successful future interviews. Success begins with preparation.
• You will receive immediate verbal and written interview feedback from our guest employer and provided a Practice Interview evaluation form to take with you.
• Practice makes better! Get a jump start on your job search, boost your interview skills and increase your chances for a successful interview the next time you're in front of an employer.

The goal of a successful interview is to be the candidate of choice. How do you accomplish this during an interview?
• Distinguish yourself from other candidates
• Communicate "evidence" of your ability to do the job
• Strategically highlight experiences, skills, and knowledge related to the job

The Practice Interview Program is part of the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program. Not showing up for a scheduled practice interview is unprofessional and guarantees disqualification from Duck Connect privileges. View OCR Policies here for more information (http://career.uoregon.edu/about/programs/campus-recruiting/policies).

ABOUT NINKASI BREWING COMPANY
Founded in 2006 by Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd (UO alum), Ninkasi Brewing Company is a culture of individuals operating under a single core purpose – to Perpetuate Better Living. Located in Eugene, OR Ninkasi was named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon” in 2013 by Oregon Business Magazine. Ninkasi prides itself on exemplary, self-motivated employees that are driven by a passion for creativity, integrity, and of course, delicious craft beer. Employee benefits include medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, company paid smart phone, and company credit for purchase of Ninkasi products. Ninkasi also strives to be a vital part of the communities it serves and has worked with more than 600 organizations through its Beer Is Love program offering beer, product and cash donations. More information: www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

HOW TO APPLY: you MUST have a resume uploaded to Duck Connect [https://career.uoregon.edu/DuckConnect] before you can sign-up for any on-campus interviews:

1. In Duck Connect select: "On-Campus Interviews" and select "APPLY for On-Campus Interviews I Qualify For." (If you're not seeing opportunities you expect to see, select "VIEW all On-Campus Interviews")
2. Search for the position and organization you're applying to and review position description, qualifications and important deadlines.
3. Click "Request Interview" button to submit your resume.
4. Confirm your interview requests and interview confirmations in Duck Connect>My Account>View My Activity.

For more information contact:

Tina Haynes, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator
UO Career Center
541-346-6006
thaynes@uoregon.edu

Mar 1
PRACTICE INTERVIEW: Ninkasi Brewing Company (3/1)9:00 a.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: Ninkasi Brewing Company - Ms. Amanda Burchard, People Operations Specialist The UO Career Center's Practice...
March 1 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, Career Center - 220 Hendricks Hall

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer:
Ninkasi Brewing Company - Ms. Amanda Burchard, People Operations Specialist

The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is a safe place to practice interview skills, gain confidence and receive interview feedback from an experienced hiring professional. Guest employers volunteer their time to interview students and provide them with immediate feedback on their interviewing skills. Interviews are 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for immediate feedback from the interviewer.

Why Sign-up For A Practice Interview?
• Knowing what to expect and how to prepare will lead to successful future interviews. Success begins with preparation.
• You will receive immediate verbal and written interview feedback from our guest employer and provided a Practice Interview evaluation form to take with you.
• Practice makes better! Get a jump start on your job search, boost your interview skills and increase your chances for a successful interview the next time you're in front of an employer.

The goal of a successful interview is to be the candidate of choice. How do you accomplish this during an interview?
• Distinguish yourself from other candidates
• Communicate "evidence" of your ability to do the job
• Strategically highlight experiences, skills, and knowledge related to the job

The Practice Interview Program is part of the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program. Not showing up for a scheduled practice interview is unprofessional and guarantees disqualification from Duck Connect privileges. View OCR Policies here for more information (http://career.uoregon.edu/about/programs/campus-recruiting/policies).

ABOUT NINKASI BREWING COMPANY
Founded in 2006 by Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd (UO alum), Ninkasi Brewing Company is a culture of individuals operating under a single core purpose – to Perpetuate Better Living. Located in Eugene, OR Ninkasi was named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon” in 2013 by Oregon Business Magazine. Ninkasi prides itself on exemplary, self-motivated employees that are driven by a passion for creativity, integrity, and of course, delicious craft beer. Employee benefits include medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, company paid smart phone, and company credit for purchase of Ninkasi products. Ninkasi also strives to be a vital part of the communities it serves and has worked with more than 600 organizations through its Beer Is Love program offering beer, product and cash donations. More information: www.NinkasiBrewing.com.

HOW TO APPLY: you MUST have a resume uploaded to Duck Connect [https://career.uoregon.edu/DuckConnect] before you can sign-up for any on-campus interviews:

1. In Duck Connect select: "On-Campus Interviews" and select "APPLY for On-Campus Interviews I Qualify For." (If you're not seeing opportunities you expect to see, select "VIEW all On-Campus Interviews")
2. Search for the position and organization you're applying to and review position description, qualifications and important deadlines.
3. Click "Request Interview" button to submit your resume.
4. Confirm your interview requests and interview confirmations in Duck Connect>My Account>View My Activity.

For more information contact:

Tina Haynes, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator
UO Career Center
541-346-6006
thaynes@uoregon.edu