As a part of the selection process for the RA position each candidate goes through an interview day consisting of a group interview process in the morning and followed by an individual interview in the afternoon. Both the group and the individual interviews are important ways for us to get to know you as an individual and to evaluate your potential as an RA.
We want to note that we understand everyone comes from a variety of different background and experiences. Finding clothes for an interview can create added stress and we do not expect you to purchase anything new for your interview.
The Career Center offers some excellent advice and workshops on how to make the most of your interview:
Interviewing is the most critical part of your search process. No matter what you end up doing or where you go, you will participate in an interview at some point in your life. Internships, medical school, co-ops and full-time jobs all use interviews as a way to get to know you and better understand how your skills, and experiences bring value to their organization.
Employers consider knowledge of the organization a critical factor when they evaluate applicants. This element is completely in your control: research the organization’s website and study the position description so you can give confident and customized examples of your qualifications.
Clear and fluid communication skills are also important. Think beforehand about how to frame your comments and examples. Focus on what you can bring to the organization and the position.
Building Your Interviewing Skills
The Career Center has a variety of resources to help you develop your communication skills and prepare for your interview. For some quick information on how to prepare for an interview, download the Interviewing Skills Handout (PDF). The Career Center also provides interactive workshops and opportunities to practice your interview skills. Visit the Events Calendar for upcoming events.