Alumni Help Students Hone Interviewing Skills

With the help of alumni, the school of business hosted a speed interviewing event for freshmen on Nov. 30.

In today’s competitive job market, professional interviewing skills are a necessity. With this in mind, the school of business hosted a speed interviewing event for interested freshmen. The event, which was held on Nov. 30, was organized by Aileen Farrelly, internship coordinator for the school of business and professor of accounting.

Six Manhattan College alumni volunteered to participate in mock job interviews with the students. Each alumnus played the role of a job recruiter, spending five minutes asking a student questions that he or she would typically encounter during a job interview. At the end of the five minute session, each student moved to a different alumnus and the interview session started anew. This ensured that each student participated in a number of mock interviews, allowing for different interviewing styles and questions.

All participants agreed that the event was a success and that the students gained invaluable interviewing experience while the alumni enjoyed interacting with fellow Jaspers.

The school of business would like to thank alumni Lindsay E. Brown, Ashley Devins, Terry Gaffney, Kevin Martin, John Paluszek and Maria Trefz for their participation.