Grace College hosted its fifth annual mock interview event for upperclassmen on Thurs., March 31. The evening included two sets of interviews and an intermission for continued conversation between students and local employers.
According to Denise Terry, director of the Center for Career Connections at Grace College, the mock interview event provides a unique opportunity for participating students. “They are able to practice interviewing with real professionals from a wide variety of industries. Students can significantly improve their skills as a result,” she said. “It’s a safe environment in which to learn and receive feedback.”
The event was sponsored by the Center for Career Connection and Office of Advancement at Grace College. This year, 65 employers participated, including The Bowen Center, Wildman Business Group and Warsaw Community Schools. Additionally, Warsaw Mayor Joseph Thallemer and Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce President Rob Parker were present.
During the course of the evening, students engaged in one or both sets of interviewing times. They interacted with employers in and outside of their fields of interest. After conducting an interview, each employer provided the student with ways to improve. During the intermission, students and employers enjoyed light refreshments and relaxed conversation.
Alysha Beachy, a Grace College senior, participated in the evening. “I think it was an excellent experience,” Beachy said. “It helped me be less nervous. The employers did a great job of showing us what the interview process looks like. They also made it a comfortable environment to learn in.” Overall, the event left Beachy confident, ready to engage in future interviews.
For more information about the mock interview event, call the Grace College Center for Career Connections at 574-372-5100, ext. 6101.