Mock Interview Program: Public Sector

Each year, the CSO hosts the public sector Mock Interview Program. This program aims to introduce our students to the legal interviewing process and affords attorneys an opportunity to meet our exceptional students. Practice interviews and attorney feedback are invaluable to our students, preparing them technically and instilling confidence as they embark on their 1L interview season. Depending on availability, 2L and 3Ls may also participate in this program.

  • Monday, November 7, 2022: In-person interviews will be held in the Career Services Interview Suite
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022: Virtual interviews will be held on Flo Recruit

Each mock interview will be 20-minutes in length followed by a 10-minute review.

Event Date:
November 7-8, 2022
Location:
Interview Suite + Flo Recruit

For Students

Be sure to sign up early as interviews are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You are limited to two mock interviews at first. If additional slots are available after the initial sign-up period, you will be allowed to schedule a third mock interview.

The initial sign up period opens at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, and closes at noon on Wednesday, October 26. If spots are still available you will be able to sign up for third mock interview from 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, until 11;59 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

  • You must first upload your resume to Symplicity under the [Documents] tab before scheduling a mock interview. Be sure it is your default resume.
  • Grades are not a consideration for a mock interview.
  • When scheduling interviews, please avoid class conflicts.

How to Schedule a Mock Interview

  1. Log in to Symplicity.
  2. Click [Interview Programs] and then select [Mock Interview Program: Public Service 2022] from the [Session] drop-down menu.
  3. Click the “Review” button (ignore the “Apply” button) to review complete information about an employer and to schedule.
    • Select the date box (example: Nov. 7) under [Interview Dates] to view the list of available interview slots.
    • If no date box appears, then all interview slots have been taken for that employer.
  4. Select your interview time and click on the [Signup] button to ensure your mock interview slot is reserved. Please note that your default resume will automatically be attached.
  5. Please check the [Scheduled Interviews] tab to view your scheduled interview(s). This will show that you have successfully scheduled a mock interview

Preparing for Your In-Person and Virtual Interviews
If you need to cancel a mock interview, please submit your cancellation online.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Quiroz, OCI Coordinator, at 512-232-1161 or rquiroz@law.utexas.edu.

Important Dates

All times are Central Time (CT) unless otherwise noted.

Scheduling Begins:
October 25, 2022, 4:00 PM CT
Scheduling Ends:
October 27, 2022, 11:59 PM CT

For Employers

Student response to this program in the past has been overwhelming as they appreciate practicing for the “real thing.” As an employer, you will find that participating in our program is a wonderful way to meet our students and help prepare them for real interviews, as well as increase your recognition on campus. There is no cost to participate in the program.

  • Students will submit their resumes and schedule their mock interview(s) online. Employers will then be able to review student resumes prior to their interview day. As interviewers will represent their actual employer, please be sure to update your employer’s Symplicity profile as students will be researching your organization.
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served for those in person as well as parking will be validated for those who park in the San Jacinto Garage next to the law school.
  • Limit one room per employer. Interviews will be scheduled in Central Time.

Registration for Mock Interview Program: Public Sector
Employer registration opens at noon (CT) on Thursday, September 13, and closes at noon on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.  Interview dates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

  1. Log in to Symplicity. Reminder: Your username is your complete email address.
  2. Select [Interview Programs] and then [Schedule Requests].
  3. Click on the [Request Schedule] button.
  4. From the [Sessions] drop-down menu, select “Mock Interview Program: Public Sector 2022”.
  5. Complete the form. Note that the default mode is [Interview].
  6. Please be sure to add your interviewer name(s) in the [ Interviewer Name ] field.
  7. Please feel free to make additional scheduling notes in the box provided at the bottom of the form.
  8. Click the [Submit] button. 

The deadline to submit interviewer names is Friday, October 28, 2022.

About Flo Recruit

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Quiroz, OCI Coordinator, at 512-232-1161 or rquiroz@law.utexas.edu.

Important Dates

All times are Central Time (CT) unless otherwise noted.

Registration Opens:
September 13, 2022, 12:00 PM CT
Registration Closes:
October 04, 2022, 12:00 PM CT
Interview Schedule Available:
October 28, 2022, 12:00 PM CT