Preparing Students and Advisory Board Members for Mock Interviews

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Mock interviews are a great way to engage students in a work-based learning experience. Come learn how to prepare students and advisory board members for this rigorous academy project. Participants will receive support documents, scheduling tips and learn how to structure the event so that students receive valuable feedback on their performance.

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Preparing Students and Advisory Board Members for Mock Interviews

  1. 1. #NAFNext2014 Krishaunda Ivery AOHT, Kupirai Mayo AOIT Emmett J. Conrad High School Dallas, TX
  2. 2. Preparing Students and Advisory Board Members for Mock Interviews Mock Interviews are a great way to engage students in a work-based learning experience. Come learn how to prepare students and advisory board members for this rigorous academy project. Participants will receive support documents, scheduling tips and learn how to structure the event so that students receive valuable feedback on their performance.
  3. 3. Are your Academy students ready for their Interviews?
  4. 4. • Pick up your post card and read the questions • Please discuss your thoughts with your table • Please be prepared to share your responses Think-Pair-Share
  5. 5.  Be able to structure your event  Prepare the Advisory board for their role in the event  Be able to provide valuable feedback to academy students Objectives: #NAFNext2014
  6. 6. How is the Mock Interview process aligned with NAF Academy Standards? Standard 2.2.b The advisory board brings its industry knowledge and expertise to the students through classroom team teaching, guest speaking, and mentoring. In addition the advisory board provides structured, work based learning experiences and assist with project work. Standard 3.1.b Multidisciplinary projects are the primary vehicle by which NAF course themes are integrated into core subject area content, providing a relevant context for student learning. Standard 4.1.a A three to four year series of coordinated and sequenced work –based learning experiences such as job shadowing , professional dress opportunities, career fairs, and interview forums guarantee that students are given learning opportunities that build in sophistication, duration, and intensify and ultimately prepares them for compensated internships. Academy Standards #NAFNext2014
  7. 7. Academy Leaders • Identify Academy Needs/Goal setting • PLC meetings • Determine resources needed • Set tentative dates/times/location • Identify targeted students • Determine number of volunteers • Develop rotation schedule • Present to advisory board • Assign duties Academy Teachers • Set student expectations • Connect to WBLP • Prepare student resumes • Professionalism tips • Interview questions • Create student list Advisory Board Members • Provide input on planning process • Expectation of students • Solicit volunteers • Ensure all academy themes are represented PLANNING PROCESS
  8. 8. Academy Leaders • Assign students to interviewers • Provide Agendas • Facilitate process • Wrap up session Academy Teachers • Monitor students • Distribute student resumes • Senior Leaders present Dress for Success Advisory Board • Breakfast/ Introduction • Set up • Interview/ Feedback Students • Wrap up session Mock Interview Day
  9. 9. “The Event” Dress for Success Presentation Senior Leader: Lauren Jackson
  10. 10. Mock Interview Process
  11. 11. Advisory Board Participation Advisory Board Feedback Session Advisory Board & Volunteers
  12. 12. Academy Leaders • Evaluation • Advisory Board meeting • Implement Fall & Spring Mock Interviews • Cross curricular implementation Academy Teachers • Evaluation • Student feedback session • Build Resumes • Video Students • Peer Mock Interviews Advisory Board • Evaluation • Recommendations • Increase in Participation • Implement pre/post-surveys Next Steps
  13. 13. Planning Process • October – February • Time: 9-12:00 • Location: School Library • Target: High School Juniors (approx. 150) • Sessions: Three (45min) • Volunteers: 25 Mock Interview Day : • Dress For Success 12 min. • Review of Resume 5 min. • Student Interview 15 min. • Student Feedback 10 min. Summary of Details
  14. 14. Design Your Mock Interview Day • Please plan as a table how you would design your mock interview day. • Please be prepared to share! Mock Interview Planning Tool
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  16. 16. “My experience with the interview yesterday was very interesting and helpful. I learned about how a good resume gets you the interview, and how a successful interview gets you a job offer. Now that I have had the experience of being interviewed I feel I am better prepared on what to do. I feel I will be successful when I go on my first actual interview.” Jazmin Ramirez Student Experiences “ I enjoyed presenting Dress for Success to my fellow classmates. It gave me the additional practice needed to be a successful speaker. I will take my academy experiences and use them to help guide me in college.” Lauren Jackson

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