Mock Interviews with Nurse Managers and HR Professionals - 4/24-4/26

Save the dates!

Mock Interviews

Tuesday, 4/24: 10am – 2pm

Wednesday, 4/25: 10am – 2pm

Thursday, 4/26: 10am – 2pm

Location TBA

Nurse managers and HR professionals will interview students 1-on-1 and provide feedback and resume advice. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Participating Organizations (more coming soon!):

  • Advocate Health Care

  • Cook County Health & Hospitals System

  • Northwestern Memorial

  • University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

Sign-up coming soon!

Student Testimonials

  • “I’ve always been anxious about the interviewing process, but this experience felt realistic without feeling intimidating or scary. The feedback I received was very helpful and I feel better about starting ‘real’ interviews soon now that I’ve had some practice!”

  • “There is not a single valid reason that would justify missing such a great opportunity. It’s impossible to walk away from this experience without having learned some incredibly useful information. There is no such thing as too much practice, and here at UIC we are beyond lucky to have these types of events and opportunities.”

  • “I have learned a great deal from this interview experience. It helped me to be aware of my weakness and strength in answering the interview questions as well as areas for improvement.”

  • “This has been one of the most helpful things I have done at the CON. It made me feel confident and excited to start my nursing career.”

Benefits of A Mock Interview

1.  They help you reduce stress and anxiety about interviewing.

If you’re not sure how to answer typical interview questions, mock interviews provide a great opportunity for you to “test drive” your answers. The person conducting the mock interview is a skilled interviewer and can give you feedback on whether or not your response is suitable.

2.  They help you boost your confidence.

Job coaches who conduct mock interviews are usually ready to point out your strengths in the interview process. By having confidence in your skills, you will perform better in an actual interview.

3.  They provide you with constructive feedback in a low-stress environment.

No one is the perfect candidate, so mock interviews help you clarify responses to certain questions and help you work on areas where you may have weaknesses. In a real interview, there’s often not feedback about your interviewing abilities, so a mock interview is a perfect opportunity to find out why you may be having some difficulty in landing your dream job.

4.  They can help you prepare for behavioral-based interview questions.

Many companies use “BI” questions. If you’re not familiar with this type of interviewing, it may be advantageous to give it a practice run in a mock interview.

The expression that practice makes perfect may very well be true with interviewing skills. Take advantage of mock interviewing opportunities even if you think your skills are at a very high level. There are things that we can all improve upon when it comes to making a great impression on a prospective employer.

5.  They are a great networking tool!

Busy HR recruiters and nurse managers are taking time out of their schedule to sit down and talk to YOU! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Tula Georgopoulos