Mock Interviews for College Visions

For Yale Day of Service 2024
Welcoming alumni of all schools

Monday, July 22, 2024
9:00–10:30 and/or 11:30–1:00
(Note the time changes since the June 25 newsletter)
RISD Campus, Providence
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College Visions is a 20-year-old Providence non-profit that empowers low-income students to gain college admission and succeed once there. Every student in the 2023–2024 class of their College Access Program was admitted to college, with destinations comprising URI, RIC, CCRI, Bentley, Hampshire, Smith, Stanford, and UMass Boston. Learn more about CV at

Our job will be to give a practice college-admission interview to each of the 90 students voluntarily enrolled in CV’s Summer Prep Program and to provide feedback to them. The CV Summer Prep Program serves a wide range of Providence public schools students. Some of the students are definitely planning to attend college, while others are just beginning to think about college. The Program is designed to introduce students to all of their postsecondary options.

No prior college interviewing experience is required. Written briefing will be provided beforehand. You are welcome to bring along any college-grad friends or family to interview too.

There will be a 9:00–10:30 “A” session and a 11:30–1:00 “B” session, each divided into half-hour interview slots. Volunteers are encouraged to come for the entire A or B session (or both) to simplify logistics, but you can come for any number of interviews. Do one or two at lunchtime. Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your first interview.

Spanish-speaking volunteers will be especially appreciated. A handful of students will be English-language learners and we want them to be focused on interview skills, not language.

This event follows the successful YARI-led interview program for CV’s 2022 summer program (photo above), which drew volunteers from many colleges. It will be an intercollegiate effort again. It was a fun and rewarding time for the interviewers. For many of the students it was the first time in an interview situation. They get so much out of it, and they carry the experience for life. They truly appreciate it.

Thanks for stepping forward to help them leap ahead!