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 drop-in for a quick 15-minutes and get your resume or CV reviewed.


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.

Opportunities to Interview On Campus

Interview with an employer right in 259 Capen Hall. Need to know how to find an on campus interview slot? Check out the interview schedule in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

UB Career Connector Network

Practice for your big interview with a UB alum who's an industry insider who can tell you tips on how to land the job during a mock interview consultation.

Register and login with your UB email address.

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