Mock Interviews & Dossier Reviews for Graduate Students

Mock Interviews and Dossier Reviews for Graduate Students

Practice makes perfect.

You can’t be too prepared for the job market. That’s why IHS connects PhD students with faculty mentors for practice interviews and feedback on dossiers. Apply for one or both using the application form below.

graduate student interview

What to expect

Mock interviews are offered online and at academic conferences. You will be joined by one to two faculty mentors from your discipline, and the session will last around 50 minutes—30 minutes for the interview and the remainder for constructive feedback.

Separately, dossier reviews offer faculty guidance on your CV, cover letter, teaching portfolio, etc.

Please apply at least one month before your interview and/or application; it can take 4-6 weeks for your application to be reviewed, faculty chosen, and interview scheduled. Additional time may be needed for your dossier review. PhD students currently on the market and in the last year of their program are given priority. Interviews and reviews are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis and are limited by faculty availability.

For more information, contact CareerSupport@TheIHS.org.


Students looking to take advantage of this opportunity can express interest by filling out the form below.