Mock interviews help local students market themselves

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Students got the chance to do something normally held outside of school at Seaman High School Tuesday morning.

Students in Technical Writing classes mocked interviews with 14 local businesses at the Viking Career Fair.

Stormont Vail, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Topeka Fire Department were some of the companies present.

The experience allows the students to market themselves and also see what potential employers are looking for in a candidate.

“We want our students to be well prepared for what ever direction and track that they want to go be in it college or going straight out into the workforce being able to think on their feet and be a successful citizen and a successful employee,” said Tim Collins, a technical writing teacher.

The students had a one and a half minute interview with each company. The hope was to develop better interviewing practices and becoming more comfortable in the setting..

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