How to Successfully Interview in the Academy (Part 1): Mastering the Interview Process

Holmes Scholars and coordinators only

Please make sure you have also registered for part 2 of this webinar series, Practicing with Purpose.

Join us for part 1 of a two-part webinar series designed specifically for Holmes Scholars. This series aims to equip you with the skills and confidence to excel in academic job interviews. Led by Diandra Prescod, Ph.D., this series will provide invaluable insights and practical tips to navigate every stage of the interview process effectively.

Part 1: Mastering the Interview Process

  • Gain familiarity with the different stages of the interview process, including virtual/phone interviews and campus visits.
  • Explore sample interview agendas to understand what to expect during each phase.
  • Learn strategies for studying your CV and presenting your accomplishments effectively.
  • Understand the nuances of the job talk, whether it’s a teaching demonstration or a research presentation.
  • Anticipate common interview questions and prepare thoughtful responses.
  • Discover the importance of asking insightful questions and how to craft them.
  • Understand the etiquette of expressing gratitude post-interview.

Whether you’re preparing for your first academic job interview or looking to enhance your interviewing skills, this webinar series offers a supportive and interactive environment to help you succeed in your career aspirations. Don’t miss this opportunity to refine your interview techniques and stand out as a candidate in the competitive academic landscape. We recommend that you attend both webinars (parts 1 & 2), as they build off one another.  Upon conclusion of the event, registrants will receive recordings and supplemental materials.


Diandra Prescod, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Counselor Education

University of Connecticut

Diandra J. Prescod is an associate professor and program coordinator of counselor education at the University of Connecticut. She is a licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, and certified career services provider.

Prescod’s research focuses on effective career development interventions for STEM undergraduate students and underrepresented students in higher education. Currently, she is co-pi on a $2.5M National Science Foundation grant that aims to recruit and retain STEM undergraduate students using career development interventions. Prescod is active in the field of counselor education, consistently publishing and presenting her work both nationally and internationally in countries including Germany, Greece, Austria, Hungary, and Italy. From 2020-2023, Prescod served as the trustee for Higher Education Career Counselors and Specialists for NCDA and the secretary for the European Branch of the American Counseling Association (EBACA).

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Apr 17 2024


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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