It is critically important that you complete all of the HLI application documents. Your HLI application eligibility may be affected by failure to complete any of the required application documents.  Below is a list of the services Career Development Services (CDS) does and doesn’t provide HLI applicants:

CDS provides assistance with: 

  • creating or updating your resume
  • reviewing content in your letter of application
  • scanning or uploading the student employment application
  • suggestions or resources on letters of recommendation
  • HLI dates and deadlines
  • preparing for the HLI Interview

CDS does not provide assistance with: 

  • questions related to HR employment eligibility documents (please contact HR on appropriate forms of documentation needed)
  • employer placement information in advance (employers are selected after students are selected)
  • writing Letters of Recommendation for HLI applicants (letters should be written by faculty or supervisors)

HLI Interview Preparation 

The HLI Search Committee will select a group of finalists to complete the interview process after reviewing all applications.  Applicants selected to move forward to the interview process will be notified by email to select a date and time to meet the HLI Search Committee.  All applicants should prepare similarly to job or internship interview.  

Applicants selected for the Interview should follow these basic steps:

  • Schedule your interview using the link provided in your email notification ASAP.
  • Download and review the Interview Handbook (PDF, 769KB) .
  • Practice a mock-interview prior to your interview (you can visit CDS during Drop-In Career Counseling or make an appointment by calling the Career Development Center at 805-437-3270).
  • Dress in professional interview attire and bring a portfolio or note pad and a pen.
  • Arrive at least 5-10 minutes early to your scheduled interview.

Please visit the Career Development Services Website for all hours of operation in obtaining assistance with your HLI application.