WHS students practice interview skills to prepare for college, careers
December 19, 2016
Two HVCC Business Communications classes taught by Megan Matuszek held mock interviews recently as part of a unit on resumés, cover letters and interviews.
Three students ‒ Ali Changa, Erabakan Khan and Isaiah Dantzler ‒ volunteered to be interview candidates. The rest of the class participated in other roles including panel interviewers, note-takers/observers, and event coordinators.
The mock interviews are designed to prepare students for college and career interviews; including practice in preparation, communication and professionalism.
“The mock interviews are a positive activity that highlights students who are looking to enhance their social, professional, and college skills,” said high school business teacher Mrs. Matusek.
College-level communications course
HVCC Business Communications is a year-long course that offers students an opportunity to become familiar with the written, verbal and non-verbal communication techniques applied in business situations. It provides students the tools to enhance their overall communication style, including oral, written and listening skills.
The course requires students to work with and design specific types of written and verbal communication forms and use graphic aids to enhance visual communication. In addition, students prepare resumés, practice interviewing techniques, collaborate on group projects and create and present oral reports.