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Volume 7, Issue 3


March 2009

Sunset seeks business partners for Mock Interviews
by Ericka Pate & Jayme Wendland, Sunset High College & Career Center

Thursday, April 30th and Friday May 1
Session I - 8:15-12:00; Session II - 11:15-2:00

All students attending high schools within the Beaverton School District are required to complete a Career Education Credit in order to graduate. Each high school manages the curriculum for the credit somewhat differently. At Sunset, our students experience career exploration and must complete a job application, cover letter, resume and mock interview. We have partnered with WorkSource Oregon Department of Employment to prepare our students for the experience.

The final requirement, the interview, is accomplished throughout a two-day event during which business partners join us to provide 20-minute interviews for five to six students during a morning and/or afternoon session. The interviews are designed to be general, but we do attempt to assign students to interviewers in a mutual area of interest when possible. We encourage interviewers to conduct these job interviews as they would in their workplace.

We provide an overview orientation and interviewers have an opportunity to review the student’s documents prior to the interviews. We also provide a list of Commonly Asked Questions.

All interviewers (about 20 interviewers per session) meet with students in our Media Center, with each interviewer designated at a table. We ask interviewers to complete a brief evaluation of the student following the interaction. We offer our thanks to interviewers with breakfast and lunch!

If you would like to spend a little time helping our kids prepare for their future, please contact us as soon as possible. Let us know which day and which sessions you would like (we invite you to select as many sessions as you want). We look forward to hearing from you!

College & Career Center,
Sunset High School,
13840 NW Cornell Road,
Portland, OR 97229
or call 503-259-5050, prompt #7




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