Interview Preparation

It is pivotal that you prepare for any potential interviews. Luckily for you, Toppel offers you multiple ways to do this.

Big Interview

Big Interview is an online system that combines training AND practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. You have at your disposal a variety of tools including:

  • Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
  • A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
  • The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
  • A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
  • A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral questions

Click here to get started.

Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are a way to request further information about a career you might be interested in or a company you might want to work for. It is not meant to be a job interview. 

Check out this guide that our Toppel staff has put together to conducting an informational interview! 

Learn how to get the most out of an informational interview.  

Practice Interviews

If you’ve never had an interview before--or just need some additional practice--meet with an advisor to practice your interviewing skills so you can get more comfortable speaking about your skills, strengths, and achievements. They are tailored to jobs, internships, or graduate or professional school.

All practice interviews can be recorded and constructive feedback is provided immediately after your interview. The recording will be sent to you, this means that you’ll be able to review it at any point in time to get a fuller picture of your interview strengths and areas for growth.

Practice interviews are coordinated by our front desk, so email them today at toppel@miami.edu to set up your appointment. There is no limit to how many times you may conduct a practice interview.

Employer Practice Interviews & Critiques (EPIC)

The Employer Practice Interviews & Critique (EPIC) program is an exciting way to gain a competitive edge by meeting with actual employers. Students are paired with a recruiter for a 30-minute resume critique or practice interview. This program occurs each fall and spring semester and usually coincides with Career Expo.

To reserve your space, log in to Handshake and search for “EPIC” under the Interviews tab found in the left hand column.

Please note: there are no drop-in appointments for this event. Business attire is required. If you do not have an approved resume in the system and still want to participate, please contact Devin Rogan or call at 305-284-1989.

Interviewing Skills Video

Check out this video for an overview of recommended interview strategies and tips.