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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 8, 2010

Sign-up deadline approaching for Mock Interview Day

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The deadline for Northwest students to sign up for the University's annual Mock Interview Day is approaching this week.

Students must sign up by 5 p.m., Friday (Feb. 12) to participate in this year's Mock Interview Day. The annual event, which is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, is an opportunity for students to practice their interviewing skills with real employers.

Interested students should sign up by clicking on "Hire A Bearcat," located on the career services Web site ( Sign-up instructions can be found on the Web site or in the career services office, located on the first floor of the Administration Building.

Student evaluations from the interviews have consistently shown that Northwest students and employer participants consider Mock Interview Day a worthwhile and beneficial event. The career services office invites a mix of employers to Northwest based on requests from faculty, academic departments and statistical analysis from previous mock interview events.

The event offers more than 250 mock interview opportunities for interested students. This year's employers will include:

For a complete list of employers participating in the event, go to

The mock interview format is designed to provide students with feedback on how to improve their interviewing skills. Each interview session, which will last about 40 minutes, will include a 20-minute interview and 15 to 20 minutes to evaluate the student's resume and offer feedback.

During the feedback session, the employer will provide suggestions on how to improve the student's interviewing skills, resume and overall performance. Even though this is a practice interview, the employers will expect the students to be prepared.

In addition to the "Mock Interview Day," Northwest's career services office also is offering Walk-in Resume Review Sessions. The sessions, also on Feb. 18, will give students chances to get feedback on their resumes from participating employers.

The resume sessions are open to all students; just bring a copy of your resume. There is no pre-registration for the resume sessions and no need to dress up. The reviews will last five to 10 minutes and they will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, Northwest will host its annual Career Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 in Bearcat Arena. Students will be able to meet employers and graduate school representatives to discuss internship, full and part-time employment, as well as graduate school opportunities. Students should dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. Admission to the event is free.

For more information, contact Stacey Stokes, Career Development Coordinator in the office of career services, at 660.562.1343 or at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468