WHS students get ‘on-the-job’ experience


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Wilmington High School seniors have the opportunity to gain experience in obtaining a job, including mock interviews and resume preparation.

Wilmington High School seniors have the opportunity to gain experience in obtaining a job, including mock interviews and resume preparation.


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WILMINGTON — Students at Wilmington High School participate in mock interviews during each school year under the direction of teacher Nikki Killen.

“We conduct mock interviews multiple times throughout the year. I’ve continued James Cutlip’s practice of having our seniors in Technical Writing participate in these interviews and have added my CCP students this year,” said Killen.

“We work with some contacts from Liberty Savings Bank, CMH, The Jobs Center, 30 Lines, Bane Welker, Dealertrack, and Staffmark. Our school administration are also integral to our preparations for these interviews as they offer practice days with my students.”

Killen said they also held a resume workshop earlier this year to help students with their resume skills.

Students and volunteers typically spend 15-20 minutes together; they usually spend 10 minutes practicing and another 10 giving feedback.

Some sessions turn into job and career planning if that’s what the students need.

“I’m really excited because I have some students who have an interest in the health field, and with our contact through CMH, they plan on setting up volunteer experience.

“I am also so thankful for all of the support that we get from our community members and administration as we work through these real-world experiences,” she added.

Killen said they will hold another set of interviews around April for the second round of the Technical Writing course.

Wilmington High School seniors have the opportunity to gain experience in obtaining a job, including mock interviews and resume preparation.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/web1_whs-1.jpgWilmington High School seniors have the opportunity to gain experience in obtaining a job, including mock interviews and resume preparation. Courtesy photo

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