Flagstaff High School students polish their interview skills

| April 29, 2015
During one session, student Alejandro “Alex” Ornelas, photo above, left, went through the interview process, sitting across the table from mock job panel members who included Mary Kay Walton, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at FUSD and Marilyn Ruggles, an education consultant and co-founder of the Riordan Action Network.

During one session, student Alejandro “Alex” Ornelas, photo above, left, went through the interview process, sitting across the table from mock job panel members who included Mary Kay Walton, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at FUSD and Marilyn Ruggles, an education consultant and co-founder of the Riordan Action Network.

April 29, 2015 • By Frank X. Moraga • CCC&Y

About 100 Flagstaff High School seniors are getting an intensive course on how to present themselves professionally and with confidence during job or other interviews thanks to the school’s annual Senior Exit Interviews held during four sessions in April in school’s library. The final session will be on April 30.

Community members, educators and others volunteered to sit on a panel to help the students review their resumes and discuss their appearance, their presentations and offer the youth tips on how to succeed in future interviews.

“It’s important for them to reflect on their time in high school and also important to get some gentle feedback on their interview skills,” said Karin Eberhard, spokesperson for the Flagstaff Unified School District. “It’s also important for the community to see how spectacular our kids are; otherwise we would just do it with our teachers. The students get feedback from people outside of school.”

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