Ashley interviewing Austin
Mock Interview Day
Seventeen students from the senior English and Career Skills classes at New Auburn High School partnered with representatives of local businesses for mock interviews, giving students a chance to hone their interviewing skills and get tips from the experts on crafting resume’s and cover letters that will get the job done. The fourth annual Mock Interview Day was held on Thursday, March 17, 2017 at the Back 40 in Bloomer, WI.
Following a “business lunch” during which the students and interviewers had a chance to become acquainted, each student had a 15-20 minute mock job Interview. Students “applied for” jobs based on real help-wanted advertisements for which they are currently qualified. Interviews were conducted by Ashley Murray from the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Kelli Ludwigson of Security Bank in New Auburn, Anneleise Willmarth of Citizens Telephone Cooperative, Jean Wysocky retired Business Education teacher from Chippewa Falls and Sue Nehring of Adventure North Realty.
Volunteer interviewer Anneleise stated, "This is a great opportunity for these young adults to acquire interview skills and receive feedback from professionals other than their teachers. It is an enjoyable experience to meet the youth in the community Citizens Connected serves.
According to one of the students, Nicole Nimsger stated, The mock interview practice we attended this year was rewarding, informative, and fun. As students, we were given a unique experience with interviews that allowed us to gain insight on what a real interview may be like. We are all very grateful to all of the wonderful community members that agreed to participate with us..” Chandler Potrykus stated, “ Socializing with people I have never met is something I don’t often do.”
Kelli Ludwigson "I am so grateful to return for Mock interview day! Seeing the value to the students is such a reward. The efforts by Ms. Sheskey and Mrs. North to give this opportunity to the students is priceless."