“The benefit of this experience is that when the students finally get to their first real life interview, they’re less nervous,” Principal Ms. Donna Levy said.
10 students were scheduled to participate in three interviews at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The remaining 10 students who signed up to participate took part in interviews at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
“I learned a lot from the mock interviews because my interviewer gave me really good feedback,” senior Cindy Kim said. “I’m really glad that I went.”
The interviewers, who are professional individuals from the community, were required to fill out an evaluation for their interviewee and provide professional feedback. Former hospitality instructor Chef Linda Burns was present. The students will receive a hard copy of their form next week from Statucki.
“We are looking to plan a second event for next year because it’s a great opportunity for students to practice their skills,” Statucki said. “Next year, we are going to try to target the juniors and seniors since they’re going to have to do interviews for internships.”