Prepare for an Interview

“Tell us about yourself.” Does your answer come quickly and naturally, or could you use some help? The best way to prepare for interviewing is to practice! Let us help you.

Big Interview

Chances are you will conduct many of your internship, job or graduate school admission interviews using a digital platform. PennWest students and alumni have 24/7 access to Big Interview, a digital interview training and practice system, for free!

  • Watch videos describing how to prepare for interviews and answer questions
  • Learn what questions are commonly asked in interviews
  • Practice using your webcam and answering questions from over 140 industries and fields
  • Send your practice interview recording to anyone via email for customized feedback.

Current students: click the image below to login using your PennWest credentials. 
Alumni: Alumni must request an account using this form

PennWest Career Readiness Series (CRS)- Coming Soon in Spring 2023

This spring 2023 semester the PennWest career center is hosting the PennWest Career Readiness Series (CRS), formerly known as the Professional Development Virtual Conference; a series of virtual sessions to help students and alumni learn about and explore the NACE …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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What you need to know to answer 7 common interview questions

While no two interviews are the same, there are some common interview questions that you can expect. Here are seven common questions asked in interviews, answers to these questions can be found in the link below.

Tell me about yourself

By Zoey Reynolds
Zoey Reynolds
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How to Prepare Your “Elevator Pitch”

What is an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is essentially your TL;DR—it’s a short and sweet synopsis about yourself for a prospective employer. It’s called an elevator pitch because it’s meant to be brief enough to deliver convincingly during a …

By Zoey Reynolds
Zoey Reynolds
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Guide To Professional Attire (With Examples)

Business attire is the clothing you wear in professional settings. You might decide how to dress depending on the scenario, such as an interview or for a meeting or the type of industry you work in. There are varying levels of …

By Hanne Keiling
Hanne Keiling senior digital marketing leader
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How To Dress for a Job Interview (With Examples)

When preparing for an interview, think of selecting your interview attire as the icing on the cake — that final detail that pulls all your efforts together. When you choose clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident you’ll have a better …

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Director of Career Events and Outreach
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Career Resources

Contact & Location


California: 138 Natali Student Center

Clarion: 419 Becht Hall

Venango: 123 Suhr Library

Edinboro: 166 Ross Hall

California, Clarion, Edinboro, PA

Career Service Hours

M 8:00am-4:00pm
T 8:00am-4:00pm
W 8:00am-4:00pm
TH 8:00am-4:00pm
F 8:00am-4:00pm