Nervous about your grad school admissions interview?

Get prepared in a mock interview with an expert dissertation coach.

“I got a First Class grade and Jen is part of this achievement. 
Thank you very much, Jen!” — Milton Marcelo*

Dissertation coaching can help you make real progress.

Getting into grad school isn’t easy. Admissions interviews are tough - especially if you don’t know what to expect.

Sure, there’s plenty of advice out there on the internet. But no amount of reading can prepare you for the real thing: the palms-sweating, brain-black-out moment when you realize you’re not sure how to answer the question they just threw at you.

The trouble is, preparing for that moment is tricky. Your friends giggle. Your mom doesn’t know the right questions to ask – and anyway, she thinks everything you do is awesome. And the mirror isn’t telling you what it thinks about your response. Without some expert feedback, your interview may be over before it’s even begun.

The good news? 
You can practice with a dissertation expert. All you have to do is book.
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How can a mock interview help you get accepted?

Practice with a virtual trial run of your interview

You’ll get to practice your responses with a live examiner who will interact with you just like the real thing.

Get feedback from an admissions expert

I’ll provide you with detailed feedback about your responses, delivery, and presentation technique.

Gain confidence through learning your interview strengths

We’ll set writing goals and determine next steps targeted to your project and timeline.

Review and reflect as many times as you need to

We’ll focus on what you do well, so that you can walk into your presentation with confidence.
“Thoughtful, dedicated attention. Jen was 1000% “in it” with me. I am blown away by and indebted to my time working with Dr. Harrison.”
Clinical Psychiatry Masters Student

So, how does it work?

Practice your presentation in front of a real professor and receive feedback and tips on how to prepare for the real thing. Includes:

  • 1-hour live mock presentation via Zoom
  • 30-minute debriefing session
  • Recommendation report
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Meet Your Coach

My name is Dr. Jen Harrison, and my job is to help you get meet your graduate degree goals.

  • PhD – 2009 from the University of Wales

  • Professor of English

  • Writing instructor

  • Published researcher

  • Author of multiple books and articles in my own field (children’s literature)

  • Editor and reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed publications

  • Fully trained academic editor

Can I help you ace your proposal defense? Absolutely!

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Why Trust Me With Your Mock Interview?

Student reviews confirm that coaching helps.
Every one of my students has successfully met their goals.

Frequently asked questions

How will my mock interview go?
After you book and pay for your mock interview session, you will receive an instruction email with a link for your to schedule your live Zoom session via my calendar. Your mock interview will take 1 hour and will begin from the moment the Zoom call begins. Your interviewer will ask questions and make comments just like a real admissions officer at your chosen institution would, enabling you to practice responding with confidence. After 1 hour, the interviewer will call the interview to a close. A debriefing session with the interviewer will then take place, offering you feedback on your strengths and any improvements you could make to your responses or technique. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions at this time. After the debriefing session, you will receive a written recommendation report via email.
How can I book a mock interview?
You can click here, or on any of the booking buttons on this page. You will be taken to a payment page that will enable you to purchase your workshop session. You’ll have the option to pay in full or in 4 equal interest-free installments using the Klarna payment service. For more information, see the FAQs page. Once you have paid, you will receive a link to book your live Zoom workshop via my calendar. All you need to do next is make sure you send me any materials for review at least 1 hour before your scheduled session.
Is a mock interview worth the cost?
A mock interview gives you the chance to practice for your interview with a professional who knows exactly what a real interviewer will ask, and what they will think of your responses. This helps ensure that you have the best chance possible of getting into the school of your dreams. You can view your mock interview as an investment in your own success – a way of making sure you’ve done everything you can to achieve your goals.
What should I do to prepare for my mock interview?
First, make sure you leave enough time before your booking to prepare for the mock interview – just as you would for a real interview. You will want to find out as much as you can about the school and your chosen program, as well as preparing answers to typical questions, like “why do you want to do a PhD?” and “tell us about your strengths and weaknesses.” Second, make sure you read the instruction email carefully and send me all the information I request. Failure to provide the necessary information may lead to your session being cancelled and a refund (minus any processing fees and charges) being issued.
Are you qualified to help me?
Absolutely! I hold a PhD from the University of Wales, as well as a teaching qualification; I have worked as a university professor for many years, have trained as an academic editor and writing instructor, and have supervised dissertation students across many fields throughout my career. I am also a published academic with a strong research profile in my field.
What if I don’t find my mock interview helpful?
If you do not find your mock interview session helpful, first-time students can request a refund, no questions asked, with my full money-back guarantee.
Do you help all types of graduate student?
Absolutely! I offer writing workshops to ALL graduate students, whether you are a masters or PhD student, and in any field of expertise. Please do note, however, that I am not a content expert in your field, so I may not be able to help you with the accuracy of specialist content.
I would like help, but my budget is tight. Can I afford this?
Yes! Think about it – the cost of your writing workshop is less than the price of a romantic dinner for two, a new phone, or a new pair of shoes. In return, you get the peace of mind of knowing you are one step closer to successfully finishing your very expensive degree. That’s a bargain, right?

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