Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews

There is no substitute for preparation, and being properly prepared for a job interview may make all the difference when it comes to receiving a job offer. A mock interview is a great way to practice your interview skills in a realistic setting while receiving practical tips for success on the interview process. Employers that recruit from Hofstra routinely comment that students and alumni who take part in a mock interview with OCS are better prepared for their real-life interviews than those who do not take part in a mock interview.

OCS offers mock interviews to students and alumni on a year-round basis. Mock interview sessions are generally 45 to 60 minutes in length, with a 20 to 25 minute interview followed by a critique of your performance. And if you’re interested in seeing yourself from the employer’s perspective, OCS offers a DVD-recording option for all mock interviews.

Mock interviews are offered by appointment only, and signing up for a mock interview is easy. Just follow these steps:

  • Students: students may sign up for a mock interview via the "Events" tab on Symplicity. If, because of work commitments, you require a before- or after-hours mock interview, please contact Doris Urbach in OCS at; we will do our best to accommodate reasonable requests for off-hour mock interviews.
  • Alumni: alumni may sign up for a mock interview by contacting Doris Urbach in OCS at

Due to National Association for Law Placement (NALP) regulations, 1Ls may not schedule individual counseling sessions or mock interviews with OCS until after November 1 of their first year. However, 1Ls may attend all programs offered by OCS. This regulation was designed to allow new students to become acclimated to law school and comfortable with their studies.