Congratulations to our student Joe Mason!
Originally posted on UCL Careers Service Blog:
Joe Mason, a 2nd year B.A. History student recently came to see us and have a mock interview ahead of his interview at Freshfields and got the job! Here is his take on how the mock interview helped him…
“I was recently accepted onto the Freshfields LLP vacation scheme, and I can say without doubt that the mock-interview service offered by UCL Career Services was a crucial factor. Interviews can be difficult to get right; you have to master nerves, cover basic relevant competencies whilst still attempting to ‘stand out from the crowd’. I found, however, that the mock interview process covered all of these aspects and more.
First, it was fantastic to be interviewed by an ex-lawyer. It gave me a huge boost of confidence to be asked realistic and taxing questions, and to be giving answers that would be scrutinized as harshly as a practicing lawyer would. We covered everything that I had not thought of. The first question, “Tell me about yourself”, proved an initial stumbling block, and it was useful to practice and understanding what even the simplest questions are looking for.