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Mock Interview with a Career Counselor

This is the best way to prepare. Mock interviews help applicants practice telling their ‘professional narrative’ and gain confidence in the process. Schedule an appointment with a counselor.
Online Resources

These are just highlighted resources. Click on "More Interviewing Resources" at the bottom of this section for more!

  • General Interview Resources
    • Interviewing Guide [pdf]: A complete overview of the interviewing process--everything from sample questions to following up with employers. 
    • BigInterviewPractice interview questions from anywhere. Students will need to register through BigInterview's website. Here's a guide to help get you started. Log in with your Swarthmore-sponsored email address. 
    • Glassdoor: Provides organization and position-specific interview tips. Users can access Glassdoor through Handshake. Once logged into Handshake, look under "Career Center" then "Resources" for login info.
  • Finance Interview Resources
    • Wall Street Prep Student Passport Program: WSP provides finance technical and behavioral interview preparation as well as financial modeling. Email for access. 
    • Breaking into Wall Street: Resource to help students prepare for the technical portion of finance interviews. Once setup, student will have life-time access to the interviewing portion of the program.  Email for access.
  • Case Interview Resources
    • Management Consulted: Career Services provides students free access to MC resources including the Management Consulted school subscription platform featuring video courses and over 500 practice case interviews. It also includes a limited number of 1:1 case interview coaching session with a MC coach. Email for access

      As the number of 1:1 sessions is limited, Swarthmore is currently evaluating a number of other Consulting resources that will allow us to offer these similar experiences to more students. As we explore other opportunities, the below criteria will be used to determine whether or not a student is eligible for a 1:1 MC coaching session:

      • The student must be signed up with Management Consulted and must have take advantage of the video courses and practice cases.

      • The student must have successfully completed three mock interviews with our career counselors in the Career Services Office

      • The student must have shown overall growth and improvement in these mock interviews.

      • The student must have an upcoming case interview already scheduled.

If a student is requesting a 1:1 session, the above criteria will be evaluated by a member of our Career Services Team. Requests for 1:1 sessions, will be evaluated on a rolling basis

  • Case Interview Prep & Technical Interview Prep: Log into Handshake for a list of alumni who have volunteered to provide help with case interviewing and software/technical interviews. Once logged into Handshake, look under "Career Center" then "Resources." 
More interviewing resources

Using LinkedIn Groups to Connect

Swatties Helping Swatties: SHS provides a place to connect current Swarthmore students with alumni who mentor them by providing professional advice, information and support. 

Mock Interviewing: Need interview help? By joining this subgroup, you’ll be able to connect with other Swatties who are seeking practice and offering mock interviewing.

Life After Swarthmore

Career Services can help ease the transition from college to the workplace by providing you with advice about post-grad life. Learn more [pdf]

Salaries and Financial Wellness

Summer Housing

Finding summer housing in an unknown city can be difficult. Here are a few resources to help you get started.​