Juniors get ready for the working world with mock interviews: Photo of the Day: 11/3/16


Natalie Rebetsky

Hayley Cook receives her assessmen sheet for her junior interview from student volunteer Tommy Moyer.

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief

Every year juniors line up in the cafeteria to practice going an employment interview. Each junior had to prepare a resume and a letter of application for the interview.

Students practiced getting ready for their junior interviews in their English classes. During the interview, students had to answer questions that they would hear in a job interview, such as, “What would I find on your social media?” and “Where do you see yourself in five years? “

Maddie France said, “I thought it was good. I was a little nervous at first, but after that it was very easy.

Mr. Jermery Brown and Ms. Jennifer Radil-Harris, transition educators, are in charge of putting the interviews together each year, with the support of student services and the English teachers.

One of the more than two dozen interviewers was Donna Dorman, owner of Dorman Home Remodeling. She believes that every year the Juniors do a great job of presenting themselves and showing their strengths.

One piece of advice that she gives is, “Students and interviewees need to show their personality more. Many people are hesitant to show who they actually are, but many employers prefer to see who you actually are as a person.

The students were interviewed by employers who volunteered their time. Thank you to all of those who made this process possible:

Jeffrey Bocar from Sandy Spring Banks

Donna Dorman from Dorman Home Remodeling

Steve  Fenning from Frederick County Bank

Elana Flax from Sandy Spring Bank

Robert Force from Weichert Realtors

Dr. Katie Grosso from Katie Grosso, DDS

Sudha Kaistha from S K Painting

Linda Koons from M&T Bank

Jendys Machado from The United States Army

Michelle Marzullo a self-employed Yoga instructor

Sandi Maxey from Sandy Spring Banks

Cheryl McCaull from Sandy Spring Banks

Linda Morgan from Support Unlimited

Victor Pellicer for Volunteering

Robert Peters for volunteering

Keith Prather from MetLife

Mille Reagle from Firehouse Pottery and Arts

Jim Scales from Sandy Spring Bank

Stacie Schattenberg from Bright Horizons Family Solutions

PW Shaffer from Sandy Spring Banks

Grant Wheeler from Sandy Spring Banks

Eric EK from Leidos Company

Rich Roberts from the Maryland State Police

Sargent Belle Flythe from the United States Army