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 Handshake.
  2. On Handshake, select “Jobs” and then “On-Campus Interviews"
  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.

Prepare for your Practice Interview

  1. Research the organization you are interviewing with.
  2. Treat this interview as an actual interview—dress appropriately, bring extra résumés, and come prepared with questions to ask the interviewer.
  3. On the day of the interview, arrive 10-15 minutes early and check in at the University 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

Jun 3
Practice Phone Interviews with PacificSource 11:00 a.m.

Get Practice PHONE Interview Experience with Guest Employer: Ken Dasche (UO alum), University Recruiter, Human Resources, PacificSource Health Plans Submit Resume by June...
June 3 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Get Practice PHONE Interview Experience with Guest Employer: Ken Dasche (UO alum), University Recruiter, Human Resources, PacificSource Health Plans

Submit Resume by June 1st, 11:55 PM to be considered for a practice interview. The time slots are limited.

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 interviews. Interviews are 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for feedback from the interviewer. Students will not be interviewing for a specific position but should be prepared to respond to general behavior interview questions. [You do not have to have interest in this company in order to participate in the practice interview--it's purely for practice]

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.

THIS IS A PRACTICE INTERVIEW and is a program of the University Career Center's Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program. Missing a scheduled practice interview is unprofessional and guarantees disqualification from Handshake privileges. View Policies here for more information (

Ken Dasch is a UO alum and university recruiter at PacificSource. He manages their company’s career and recruiting events and is developing an internship program to launch the summer of 2021. Common positions PacificSource fills with college graduates this includes, but is not limited to, customer service, claims processing, data analytics, and software developer. Please contact Ken Dasche ( if you have questions about PacificSource careers or visit our website for more information about our careers:


THIS IS A PRACTICE PHONE INTERVIEW - A program of the University Career Center