Last week, I had the opportunity to return to campus along with Richard Bakare ’03, Mike Lyons ’05, Kim Williams Leung ’03 and Ashish Thakur ’99 to assist the Office of Career Services in conducting mock interviews for current students. The event was a great success and highly rewarding for both students and alumni. Students were able to practice their interviewing skills and receive direct feedback from our alumni.
- Current Petrels commented on their experience, saying, “I learned how to play up my strengths and re-work my resume” and “it helped me to watch my uncertainty and be more confident.” Chelsea MacDonald ’11, one of the students who participated in the mock interviews, received a job offer from Soliant Healthcare only one day later.
Several alumni commented about how impressive the students were in their interviews, and talked afterward about whom to contact about placing certain students. Caroline Weimar, Interim Director of Career Services, is planning to hold the event again in both the fall and the spring semesters. So, alumni, consider this your first opportunity to sign-up to meet these amazing students. Not only is it a great opportunity to give back to the university, but it might just supply you with the young talent your company or organization needs.