A recent special event at Benjamin Logan High School provided students with the opportunity to step up their interview skills in a familiar environment.
Juniors in Nicole Terrill’s Career Readiness classes took part in Power Pace Speed Interviews with local employers from a wide variety of businesses. The experience focused on building a business partnership between local high school students and area business and community representatives.
There were 18 interviewers who interviewed almost 70 students. Each student interviewed between three to six times with different volunteers from businesses in the community. Employers evaluated the students on their interview performance and gave feedback for improvement.
Karen Sorreles coordinated the interviews as part of the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center’s Youth Development program.
“This event is very valuable tool for students,” Sorreles said. “Students practice interviews with school staff during the year, but interviewing with community member adds and entire different experience. You can never practice interviewing too much.”
The Power Pace interviews are made possible through a grant from United Way.
Next month, Power Pace interviews will be conducted with students in the following school districts: Bellefontaine on Feb. 7, Indian Lake on Feb. 21, and Riverside on Feb. 28.