Excited students dressed to impress filled the Career Services office on Thursday, Oct. 20, to participate in the Education Mock Interviews.
The goal of mock interviews is to help strengthen interviewing skills and provide feedback on resume writing. Company representatives participate in these interviews by meeting one-on-one with a student for approximately 30 minutes. Each session starts with a mock interview followed by the employer feedback on a student’s resume and individual interview presentation. Before attending a mock interview, students are encouraged to attend an Interviewing Workshop which is also held at the Career Services Center.
Employers (listed below) from around the area volunteered to conduct the mock interviews. Their participation in these types of events not only introduces them to potential employees, but allows them to promote their business/organization through the UW Oshkosh campus.
- Oshkosh Area School District
- Little Chute High School
- Unified Catholic Schools
- Perry Tipler Middle School
- Cesa 7 Head Start
- Oshkosh North High School
- Oakfield Middle/High School
- Fond du Lac School District
- Webster Stanley Middle School
- Waupaca High School
- Freedom High School
- Campbellsport Middle/High School
- Foster Elementary School
- Oaklawn Elementary School
Students who participated said that they would recommend this experience to others who are looking to gain real-world interviewing experience. Here’s what two students had to say about their own experiences:
- Student teaches in Appleton
- Major: Early Childhood/Special Education
- “They had all good things to say and told me to keep their company (CESA 7 Head Start) in mind because they thought I’d be a good candidate.”
- Major: Elementary Education
- “I would definitely recommend mock interviews. The feedback was very helpful. They point out where you may need help in interviewing and the positive things they had to say helped confirm the things I’m doing right.”