Graduate Student Mock Interviews

Graduate Student Mock Interviews

Practice makes perfect.

One of the most effective ways to prepare for the academic job market is by participating in mock interviews. The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) provides PhD students with the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills and receive feedback from faculty who have experience on hiring committees, receiving tenure, or securing a tenure track job.  Faculty interviewers provide students with constructive commentary and crucial insights regarding interview processes and the students’ performance during the interview.

graduate student interview

Mock interviews are offered both in-person at academic conferences and virtually. They are a total of 50 minutes, including a 30-minute interview and 20 minutes of feedback from the faculty interviewers.

PhD students in the last year of their program are given priority. Interviews are not guaranteed and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, and determined in conjunction with the available professors at a given time.

Students looking to take advantage of this opportunity can express interest by emailing