UMD Afterlife: Mock Interviewing Workshop
A mock interviewing workshop is being held in Kirby Student Center 268 on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.
The workshop is a collaboration with UMD’s Career & Internship Services and Disability Resources.
“Our main goal is just empowering students,” said UMD career counselor, Sherrill Yeaton. “Everyone is welcome . . . if they identify as having a disability or just want more information regarding the topic of interviewing.”
The workshop will consist of a presentation along with time for students to practice their interviewing skills and receive feedback from instructors.
“Students have an opportunity to have hands on practice with interviewing skills where they’ll actually be able to give answers and get feedback,” Yeaton said. “So hopefully that will help with their comfort level . . . and becoming more familiar with how interviews are structured and what types of questions to expect.”
Yeaton added that similar to any activities students are involved in, whether that be sports or music, practice is usually involved.
“Really just keeping these topics on their radar and practicing regularly before an interview in a safe environment where they can get feedback, will help them to better navigate that situation when it comes up,” Yeaton said.
If students are unable to attend a workshop, they are always able to make individual appointments with Career & Internship Services as well as visit Disability Resources.
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