The Career Design Center hosts a pop-up event in April 2023 to help first-generation students practice networking skills and make connections with UB faculty and staff that are also first-generation alums.

An interview is your moment to be confident and tell an employer why you can do the job or internship better than the rest. We’re here to help you be prepared and get the job or internship that’s right for you.

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What You Should Do

Before During After


Gather background information about the company. Start with the “About” section of the employer’s website and/or on Bullseye powered by Handshake. Then incorporate what you’ve found into your responses.

Review the job

Review the responsibilities and make sure you can match your experiences and skills to what's required.

Tailor your resume to reflect the position description.

Review your resume

Be prepared to discuss experiences and projects that are on your resume. It's a great idea to book an appointment to get your resume or CV reviewed by a career expert.


Think of possible questions that might be asked and write your responses on an index card.

Think STAR when coming up with your responses.


Practice makes perfect! Practice your responses out loud with a career expert during a practice interview or create a practice interview session in Big Interview.


When it comes to dressing for an interview, think trendy, but conservative. Wear a suit coat, dress, shirt and pants or skirt that is clean, wrinkle-free and fits properly.

What's Next

Put your game face on and impress employers during your interview.

Tips to Help Prepare for an Interview

Tools & Resources

Big Interview

Practice at home! Create a practice interview session on Big Interviewan online video interviewing tool.

*This online tool is free when you register with your UB email address.

Practice Interview Appointment

Practice your interview style with a pro. Schedule a practice interview appointment in Bullseye powered by Handshake with one of our career experts.

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Career Design Studio

You'll find advice, resources and tools all together to help you prepare for and ace your interview with an employer.

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Learn New Career Skills at Upcoming Skillshops

Get professional advice for writing your resume, interviewing, finding a job and so much more at our popular “skillshops.”

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