This activity allows students to anticipate some commonly-asked interview questions and practice responses.
When participating in this activity, refer to the handouts, "You Said WHAT?!" and "Interview Bloopers". Look at your assigned interview question or interview blooper and individually add at least one more "do" or "don't" in the space provided.
In the event that students don’t know yet where their internships are, have them become familiar with some commonly asked interview questions and practice responses. Additionally, you’ll address some potentially embarrassing things that can happen during an interview.
Ask students to turn to the handouts You said WHAT?! and Interview Bloopers. Divide the class into six small groups. Groups 1–3 will each take one of the three typical interview questions on You said WHAT?! and groups 4–6 will each take one of the three interview bloopers. Give the groups four or five minutes to read their question or blooper and individually add at least one more “Do” and one more “Don’t” in the space provided.
Give each group about one minute to read their blooper or question to the class and then facilitate their sharing additional Do’s and Don’ts with the rest of the class. Move quickly from group to group. Have students take notes on the handout as other groups present their suggestions.
This activity introduces students to ways to design and produce a business card.
This activity allows students to create a design for a business card that represents their academy.
This activity allows students to discuss and practice important elements of a good first impression.
This activity allows students to explore careers that they are interested in pursuing and to understand their skill set in the context of the careers that they want to pursue.
This activity allows students to practice asking and answering difficult interview questions and practice offering succinct yet insightful responses to questions.
This activity provides students with an an understanding of the concept of networking and allows them to practice networking in small groups.
This activity allows students to learn and practice the skills to make a professional and favorable first impression.
The purpose of this task is for students to demonstrate proficiency in a professional interview. This should be seen as an opportunity to practice demonstrate professionalism and interviewing. The purpose of a “mock” interview is to provide students with clear expectations for success and provide him/her with feedback prior to a “real” interview for a job, internship, etc.