This article was written by Roma Gandhi, grade 10.
In late January, CareerConnect hosted a mock interview workshop for students. In this workshop, students were given the opportunity to improve their skills by participating in a one-on-one mock interview with an industry professional.
Participants could chose from two interview scenarios: applying to be a club officer or applying for a research internship. The important skills they learned will help students when applying to summer programs or when taking on the role of a club officer at school. Fifteen students and five industry professionals participated in this event.
The workshop was an overall success, and students learned a lot from this great opportunity. “I have never been interviewed before for an internship,” said Jinhyuk Kim, grade 12, “and now I know what kinds of questions to expect in future interviews.”
Industry professionals who took on the role of interviewers also enjoyed the workshop. Yabo Lin (Jason, grade 9), a partner at law firm Sidley Austin LLP, said of one interviewee, “[his] experience was incredible, and the students were extremely well prepared and thoughtful.” This learning experience will definitely help students succeed in their future endeavors.