Students wanting to talk to adults working in their field of interest can do so this weekend at an event coordinated by Career Services.
As part of Parents’ Weekend, Career Services will be hosting mock interviews between students and other students’ parents this Friday, March 1st. The interviews will be held between 2:00 and 3:30 PM, with time for mingling afterwards.
Students had to RSVP on Handshake in advance, in order that they may be matched with a parent who shares career interests or geographical background. Paired parent volunteers and students are then connected via email a few days before the event.
Career Services held this event in the fall and, after receiving positive feedback, decided to host it again in the spring.
Career Services Assistant Director Rebecca Galvan said the mock interviews are a good opportunity for students to develop their skills by meeting someone with experience.
“We do mock interviews in the office,” Galvan said. “But it’s nice to do it with someone who is not a familiar face. And these parents are out in the working world and have interviewed other people; they have experience so they can give them some insight in that way.”
Director of Career Services Joanna Wiseley said it is “all about the opportunity to talk to a professional.”
Wiseley also said that the event has been well-received by both parties in previous semesters. “The parents think it’s fun too, they get to meet students other than just their children’s friends,” she said.