On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the Milo Bail student center on the main campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). I participated in the Thompson Learning Community Speed Mock Interviews
There was a record 230 students from Thompson Learning Community (TLC) sophomore students that participated in mock interviews. The goal of the interviews is for a student to meet a variety of employers and gain valuable interview experience. A good majority of these students where first generation college students.
I was positioned in the far back area of the of the 2nd floor Center room.
Starting at 1:00 p.m. about 20 some students were brought in the room and staggered at different employers. Each interview was to last for 6 minutes with a two minute feedback.
For each interview I asked 4 questions in some form.
- Tell me about how someone describes you?.
- Tell me about a project you have worked on?
- Tell me about a time where you have mentored someone?
- So when have you had a setback? How did you handle it?
For each of the students I provided feedback on why I asked the questions.
I followed up with a email to interviewee. For each of the students I recommend looking student and communities groups. Get a linkedin account. I also recommended starting a personal blog.
I feel these are type of events where I can make a difference.