On January 30th NCU held their second Mock Multiply Mini Interview Event for graduating students. This event was another huge success, allowing for many graduating students to experience what should be expected from their internship interviews. The event consisted of five different sections including, written, communications, public health, clinical and food service. The general hints and tips provided at each section are as follows:
- Make sure to put in time to practice your written communication so that you don’t feel anxious/rushed.
- Consider all parts of the question you are being asked and make sure to double-check that you have sufficiently answered everything.
- Make sure that there is a two-way flow of conversation.
- Ask clarifying questions if needed.
- Remember that you are not necessarily being marked on the end product but instead the process that you take to get there.
- Have an understanding of theories and the importance of the social determinants of health.
- Make sure to make eye contact with your interviewer(s)
- Don’t be afraid to show how passionate you are through your body language, ton of voice and responses!
- Consider your audience. Communicate your answer in a fashion that is easy for the interview to follow and understand.
- Be confident once you’ve completed your answer. If there is time left over, don’t feel the constant need to fill it.
- If you have experience, use it! Even if you wrote about your experience on your resume, there is no guarantee that the interviewer will make the connection. Make your answers more detailed by incorporating your past experiences.
- When thinking as a food service manager, make sure to actively problem solve and seek the participation/opinions of all departments.
The event concluded with a conversation surrounding what to wear the day of the interview. The points made surrounding attire were:
- Wear something that you feel comfortable/confident in. If you are second guessing any clothing, it is probably better to change; you might be subconsciously telling yourself something.
- Dress in order to look like you spent time in getting ready. This does not mean that you need to be wearing the mot expensive outfit. This simply means that you have put thought into your appearance.
- Wear solid colors and simple jewelry so that the interviewer does not get distracted.
Best of luck to all Ryerson students applying for internships this year!
We would like to thank all professors, career centre staff, and volunteers for all their help! We could not have done it without you!