February 07, 2020 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: technology, best practices, interviewing, spotlight, career development, alumni
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Scalability can be an issue for a mock interview program. One career services practitioner recently shared her experience with this issue in the college of business at a large university.
The college, she says, holds a mock interview week for undergraduate students in its career development course, during which students schedule a mock interview with a recruiter who has volunteered his or her time. However, as the course—and the subsequent need for more mock interviews—grows, the practitioner questions the sustainability of the approach as the office is already having trouble enlisting volunteer interviewers and students are having trouble finding times that fit into their busy schedules.
She asked her colleagues in the NACE Community to share their approach to and formats of their mock interviews. Here’s what those who have conducted mock interviews said:
Do you have any ideas or suggestions for mock interview formats? Share your best practices in “Mock Interviews,” a thread in the NACE Community.
Percent of staff time spent student-facing
Median number of students per professional staff member
Median number of FTE professional staff
Median number of FTE overall staff
Percent of career centers reporting cuts to personnel budget
Percent of career centers reporting cuts to non-personnel budget
Percent of career centers using third-party provider to collect student outcomes
2020-21 Career Services Benchmark Survey Report