It is important on any job interview that you a few things before the interview. Her e are a few suggestions:
1. Make sure that you have done some research on school and the Computer Science department. Find out Who are the key personnel, how does this department work, and even dress code, and is it a casual environment or more structured. If you know someone who works there, ask them a few of these questions.
2. Since this is an office assistant job make sure that you have on your resume all the skills that you have to perform the duties that they are describing. Refer to these skills when asked a question about the skill level of your Computer skills, and even bring a copy of something that you have previously done in Excel or Power Point in case they might ask to see this original product.
3. If you research the company on-line you can often pick up important information on this school, that you might be able to offer during the interviewing process. Or you might be able to ask a good question when it is time for you ask the questions. That will show them you have done your research and are very interested in this job position.
4. All the Computer classes that you have taken should be listed on your resume. That way they already have knowledge of your specific abilities. If you took a typing class or a data entry class and got a certification after taking the class, that should also be on your resume and you could make a copy and bring it with you, along with a couple copies of your resume, and references in case they might want these. Your grades and GPA might also be important if they do not have them. Just bring a folder or case with these important papers so that they are with you and you can give them out the moment that they ask.
5. Find out important names in the Computer Dept. and the President and other important people within the school. This gives you a heads up when you sit down with one of these people. You will be a little more relaxed and able to form a better conversation. Interviewing is all about how adaptable you are and knowledgeable you are in presenting yourself to them.
6. If you are looking to answer the questions they might give you, "the Job Search Solution" book is a great resource, but you can always look on line to get question that you can prepare for. It is wise to find a friend or family member to help you answer these questions so that you can practice answering them.
7. Just remember "Preparation and Research is a good motto to influence your Interviewing skills"
I wish you good luck and if you follow some of these ideas I am sure you will do very well in the interview.