Shirts tucked in, ties on and dresses career-ready, Loveland Middle School (LMS) students filled the LMS Auditorium Thursday, May 9, all business. The students spent the morning learning the art of interview, as individual students paired with teachers for a trial question and answer session.
“It went pretty well for me,” commented one professional-looking female student as she made her way to her seat.
“It was pretty easy,” her friend added.
Giving the students the opportunity to have a mock interview before their first real interview was part of the goal for LMS Interview Day.
“Some of these students go out and get their first part-time jobs at this age,” said Tom Sutton, LMS history teacher. “This will give those students some valuable experience. We reviewed the entire process with them; we even practiced handshakes and making eye contact.”
In addition to the interviews, students also got a lesson in personal banking. The event concluded with a special presentation by Ken Tracy, president of TaleMed, one of the leading healthcare staffing/consulting companies in the United States. Tracy, who has interviewed thousands of people in his career talked to the students about the true meaning of success.
“Success is happiness and the influence you can have on others to make the world a better place,” Tracy told the captive audience. “I’ve interviewed thousands and thousands of people in my career and it is what they have done in their life that really separates their resume from the others.”
“We want to give our students every advantage we can to be successful in whatever they want to do,” said Chris Burke, LMS principal. “I really appreciate Mr. Tracy taking the time to share his experience with our students, and I want to thank the entire staff for putting together this valuable event for our students. This was time well spent.”
Photo caption: Ken Tracy, president, TaleMed, presents to LMS students.