LMS Mock Interview Day a real opportunity for students to impress
Posted Thursday, June 2, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, a typically casual Loveland Middle School (LMS) had a professional feel as eighth grade students were presented the opportunity to experience what their future will hold as they transition from school to career during the annual LMS Mock Interview Day. After an integrated unit on financial literacy between history and language arts classes, the students prepared to meet with adult volunteers for a professional interview exchange.
“The students dressed in suits, ties, and dresses; they carried themselves with the maturity of young adults,” said LMS Teacher Nick Hartings. “Students sat for a five-minute interview with parent and community volunteers to answer a series of questions that are common in most interviews. As nerves settled, the students performed beyond expectation. Control, composure, and pride filled the Media Center as the students addressed each question asked of them with confidence.”
“This is a day we look forward to every year,” said LMS Teacher Trisha Murray. “The students come to school looking and acting like young adults they have grown into throughout the year. We are all very proud of them.”
The volunteer interviewers noted the students’ poise, confidence and understanding of the process as impressive. This is the fifth year LMS has hosted the Mock Interview Day.
Photo caption: LMS eighth grade students gather in the Media Center for Mock Interview Day May 11, 2016.