Getting Closer to "The Real Deal"
|Listing the best interview techniques|
February 9th, the third meeting of RU mentors and FCHS students, we have gotten to know each other better--it was fun to greet familiar faces. We divided into eight groups and watched a mock interview by Chelsey Mathis, Dr. Wagner, and Sam Montana. Both entertaining and informative, the role play interviews showcased a "bad" interview and a "good" interview. The students' job afterwards was to essentially decide upon the interviewing “Dos and Don’ts.” Each group got to share--we compiled a long list, big in quantity and quality.
Following examples given by RU mentors, the students set up the recording and video equipment for interviewing, using the list of good things that we saw in the mock interview. Eileen encouraged the students to think about interviewing in a way that makes the interviewee comfortable, putting his or herself in the other’s shoes.