Mock Interview Marathon

It's important to practice your interview skills, especially in today's increasingly competitive job and internship market. With that in mind, we have planned a Mock Interview Marathon to complete your interview preparation. We strongly encourage you to think of a mock interview as the capstone to your interview preparation and to conduct appropriate career and industry research in addition to scheduling a practice interview.

Full-Time & Internship Mock Interview Marathons

  • Dates: Tuesday, September 13th; Thursday, September 15th
  • Location: Campus Interview Program Facility, Harvard SOCH, 59 Shepard St
  • Sign Ups Begin: Friday, September 9th @ 12:00 am (midnight Thursday night / Friday morning) for September mock interviews  Sign ups are first come, first served. Please complete the steps outlined below to either sign up for a mock interview or add yourself to the wait list.
  • Please Note: Consulting case mock interviews on September 13th and September 15th are open to SENIORS ONLY. Seniors and juniors may sign up for finance and behavioral/fit mock interviews. There will be an additional opportunity for juniors to practice consulting case mock interviews during the October 14th Mock Interview Marathon.

    *UPDATE: Sign-ups begin Friday, September 9th @ 12:00 am (midnight Thursday night / Friday morning) for consulting case mock interviews (seniors only). Sign-ups for behavioral/fit, finance, and other mock interviews will be added to Crimson Careers on a rolling basis.

Internship Mock Interview Marathons

  • Dates: Friday, October 14th
  • Location: Campus Interview Program Facility, Harvard SOCH, 59 Shepard St
  • Sign Ups Begin: Friday, October 7th @ 12:00 am (midnight Thursday night / Friday morning) for October mock interviews  Sign ups are first come, first served, with priority given to juniors. Please complete the steps outlined below to either sign up for a mock interview or add yourself to the wait list.

To Participate

To sign up for a mock interview, you must be a Harvard College senior registered with the Campus Interview Program. See "How Do I Sign-Up?" to learn how to register. Once you have registered, you may sign up for a mock interview through Crimson Careers as follows:

  • Login to Crimson Careers.
  • Upload the latest version of your resume to your "Documents."
  • Do a job search for "MOCK" to find the Mock Interview Marathon on Crimson Careers.
  • Select the TYPE of mock interview under "Job Title"- i.e. Consulting, Finance, or Behavioral/Fit.
  • Select your application documents (resume) and time slot, then click "Submit."

Due to high demand, you will only be able to sign-up for ONE interview during the Mock Interview Marathon.  We will continue to add mock interview timeslots on a rolling basis, so check back if the interview type you are looking for is not available. Follow the same sign-up, change, and cancellation procedures that apply to the Campus Interview Program.

The Day of the Interview

Be prepared! To get the most out of your mock interview, review OCS Interview Preparation materials and other relevant industry materials before your mock interview.

  • As you would for a "real" interview, plan to arrive at Campus Interview Facility 10-15 minutes early for your interview and expect that your interview may run late.
  • Expect a thirty-minute mock interview with feedback. Interviewers include employers, HBS and other graduate students, experienced seniors, or OCS advisers.
  • Please dress for your mock interview as you would for your real interview. See the OCS Pinterest pages for examples of corporate and business casual dress. Students consistently report that wearing their interview suit brings reality to the practice session and enhances the experience.