Interview Prep/Mock Interview

Explore this community for information and resources on interview prep and mock interviews.

Here are some resources on interviewing to get you started:

Stop by CORE and Share Your Success!

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Career Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students

Navigating Your Career Journey as an LGBTQ+ Student: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

As a student or alum whose identities include Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Genderfluid, or Queer, you may encounter unique challenges and considerations during your job …

By Laura Kestner-Ricketts
Laura Kestner-Ricketts Executive Director, Career and Professional Development
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Calling all International Vikings!

Cultural Orientation and Adjustment Workshop

We understand that transitioning to a new country can be both exhilarating and challenging. That’s why we’re here to offer valuable support and guidance through our Cultural Orientation and Adjustment Workshop.

This workshop is geared …

By Sumita Amrik
Sumita Amrik CORE Career Coach (S.T.E.M and Environment)
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Fave Questions to Ask an Interviewer 💬✍🏻

Ever wondered what to ask when the interviews says… “Do you have any questions for me?”.

Here are a list of great idea:

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Not Sure What To Wear To A Career Fair – We’ve Got You Covered [literally]

What to Wear to a Career Fair

There are many things to do when getting ready for your first career fair. Don’t forget to plan your wardrobe while you are perfecting your resume and practicing your …

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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Career Resources

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Skill Building Courses

Coaching New Managers

Taught by Jenny Blake
Of all the changes, promotions, and advancements you may receive at work, few are as impactful as the change from…

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Taught by American Negotiation Institute
Feedback is a gift, but how can you make your feedback valuable to its recipients? In this course, adapted from…

Taking the Fear out of Feedback

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
What’s the best way to give and receive effective feedback? How do you hold feedback conversations without all the angst…

Evaluating Your Growth as a Leader

Taught by Todd Dewett
Everyone knows that their progress will be reviewed with a regular performance evaluation. In addition, they might receive bits of…

Hiring and Managing UX Professionals

Taught by Cory Lebson
UX professionals help shape your product into something your users will love. You need people with the creative skills to…

Attracting, Hiring, and Working with Gen Z

Taught by Sophie Wade
The youngest and most digitally literate generation is now entering the workforce: Generation Z, also known as post-millennials. Gen Z…

Delivering Employee Feedback

Taught by Todd Dewett
As a manager, you’re charged with helping your employees stretch and grow their skills. This is largely accomplished via the…

Performance Management: Conducting Performance Reviews

Taught by Todd Dewett
Performance reviews can have a huge impact on your employee’s future. In this short course, the second installment in the…

Considering Transferable Skills in Talent Acquisition and Retention

Taught by Don Phin
If you’re an employee, identifying and utilizing your transferable skills can lead to career opportunities and growth. If you’re an…

Coaching New Hires

Taught by Jenny Blake
Welcoming a new team member can involve excitement and nerves—on both sides. This course helps managers find ways to help…

Coach Your Team to Learn, Stretch, and Grow

Taught by Ruth Gotian
Setting the bar high for curiosity and innovation is critical if you want your team to succeed. But how do…

HR Recruiting Communication Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Taught by David Oates
The Great Reshuffle has changed everything about HR communications. In this course, Accredited Public Relations (APR) specialist David Oates shows…

Building Your Cybersecurity Talent Pipeline

Taught by Tia Hopkins
Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent, infrastructures are becoming more complex, and hiring and retaining cybersecurity resources is becoming increasingly difficult.…

Effective Sponsorship Across Difference (for Sponsors)

Taught by Vernā Myers
An organization’s ability to attract and keep great talent depends on its ability to cultivate diverse people on every level…

Leadership through Feedback

Taught by Madecraft
If you’re not providing timely and effective feedback, you are not being the best leader that you can be. In…

Diverse Talent in Recruiting and Hiring

Taught by Christie Lindor
Workplace diversity and inclusion is a key priority area for organizations large and small. Hiring managers need to be able…

Adopting the Habits of Elite Performers

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
A mentor is more than just someone who tells you that you’ve done a good job. You need a mentor…

Become a Better Coach for Your Team

Taught by Madecraft
The best leaders and managers are also incredible coaches. Coaching is all about elevating each team member to be the…

Finding and Retaining High Potentials

Taught by Bonnie Hagemann
Our fast-paced economy leads to fierce competition to find, retain, and grow the smartest and most creative team members, the…

Virtual Performance Reviews and Feedback

Taught by Alisa Cohn
As a manager, your most important job is helping your direct reports create great results within their roles and thrive…

Contact & Location


Olin Center
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Office is Open Drop-Ins
Monday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Drop-in topics include:

  • Resume & Cover Letter Review
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Viking Score Overview
  • LinkedIn Headshot Photo
  • Career Resources Overview