Students to participate in mock interviews at Dalloway’s Coffeehouse, prepare for career and internship opportunities

first_imgSaint Mary’s students will gather in Dalloway’s Coffeehouse on Wednesday to participate in “Mock Interview Day,” an event hosted by the Career Crossings Office. Angela Fitzpatrick, the office’s assistant director, organized this career development opportunity with the hope that students would become more familiar with job-interviewing skills.Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Career Crossings Office have been planning different spring programs since before winter break. “Mock interviews was one [event] we decided we could try to make happen because more and more we’re seeing students who need practice,” she said. Students who will be attending the mock interviews will gain an advantage in their interviewing skills, Fitzpatrick added. “The more they practice, then the more confident they’ll be and professional,” she said.Fitzpatrick utilized Saint Mary’s employer relations to reach out to off-campus human resources professionals, and invited them to participate in Mock Interview Day. These experts will ensure that participants experience a realistic interview scenario, she said. “There are HR, talent acquisition managers … that actually are HR people who interview and screen people,” Fitzpatrick said. “That’s who we have actually doing the mock interviews.” Throughout the month of January, students received multiple emails from the Career Crossings Office inviting them to RSVP for the event through a Google form. Students were asked to upload their resumes, select interview times and answer questions based on their interests and goals. Each mock interview is split into two sections: 30 minutes of interviewing and 15 minutes of feedback and questions and answers.Tammy Wever, the administrative assistant of the Career Crossings Office, will prepare folders — containing the student’s resume and specific questions pertaining to their major — for the HR professionals to use as a resource during interviews.Each professional will interview three or four Saint Mary’s students. In regards to preparation, Fitzpatrick said students have been visiting the Career Crossings Office throughout the week asking for tips and having their resume’s looked at. Junior Emma Schramko is one of the students participating in tomorrow’s event. “I encouraged myself to sign up because I thought it was a unique and beneficial opportunity, unlike anything else I have ever participated in,” said junior Emma Schramko, one of the students participating in tomorrow’s event. Schramko said the event can provide students with a feeling of comfort and familiarity as they prepare for a real job interview in the future. “I hope to gain a new level of comfort from sitting through a mock interview in a place that I am comfortable and familiar with [at Saint Mary’s],” she said. Tags: Career Crossings Office, Dalloway’s Coffeehouse, Mock Interviewslast_img read more

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Matt Thaiss is quietly making the Angels take notice

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Matt Thaiss is getting a good run with the Angels’ A-team of late, something he definitely recognizes but is not eager to make a big deal about.Thaiss is OK with this becoming his new normal, it’s just that basking in the glow won’t make the playing-time opportunities last longer. Only hard work will.It is an attitude that has been noticed. Asked if anybody has opened his eyes in camp so far, new Angels run producer Anthony Rendon did not hesitate to say who he is excited about.“Matty Thaiss. I love the way he goes about his business over there at third base,” Rendon said. “And he has some big sock in that bat too. He’s in the clubhouse, he’s quiet, he’s listening a lot. It’s awesome to see.” Figuring out where to get the 24-year old some playing time is the trick now. Thaiss could give Pujols some breaks at first base, and could also give Rendon a break or two at third. He played 43 games at third in his rookie season last year and 13 at first.Thaiss doesn’t want to think about that aspect right now. He had eight home runs with 23 RBIs in his 53 games with the Angels last season, but his main takeaway from his first taste of the American League is that everything will sort itself out with a strong work ethic.“It’s just day by day and I will do whatever I can, wherever I am, to help the team in whatever capacity that is,” Thaiss said.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error New manager Joe Maddon has been quick to compliment Thaiss as well, and the recognition has been rewarding for the young slugger.“It’s awesome, obviously, if you can ever gain the respect of your peers and guys of (Rendon’s) caliber,” Thaiss said. “But I’m just lucky to be able to watch a guy like him do his work and be able to emulate what he does.“I have also been lucky to follow Albert (Pujols) for three years and to emulate what he does. For me to have those two as examples, and the other guys in this locker room, that really helps me in my process.”Tuesday’s road game against the Cleveland Indians was Thaiss’ fourth Cactus League game in the past five days. He had a hit in all four and an RBI in each of the previous three, including a towering home run Saturday against the San Francisco Giants.“I think this kid is really good,” Maddon said. “I might have mentioned that I didn’t even realize he was a first-round draft choice. I’m watching him and he has power, but he also has a really good approach at the plate. He knows how to hit, and having been a catcher in college, he’s adapted well to the infield.” ALSOThree-time AL MVP Mike Trout, who was in high spirits in the Angels’ clubhouse on Tuesday morning, said the social media announcement Monday of the upcoming birth of his son was a joint production between him and his wife. “Just a special moment in our life and that’s how we showed it,” Trout said. As a baseball man, Maddon was thinking even further down the road. “We’ll be timing (the baby’s) first steps,” Maddon joked. …Maddon and pitching coach Mickey Callaway seem to be set on an Opening Day starter, but an announcement on who gets the honor won’t be made until later this week. Left-hander Andrew Heaney is a possibility after extending himself to three innings against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Julio Teheran, who made six consecutive Opening Day starts with the Atlanta Braves, also is a possibility. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

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How LA will become the ‘it’ city in sports with NBA All-Star Game announcement

first_imgThat was essentially guaranteed the moment the NFL green lighted the Rams move back to Los Angeles last January, and with it approval of the sports and entertainment mecca Rams owner Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood.Calling the new Rams home a football stadium is like saying Staples Center is just a place fans gather to watch basketball games.Just like Staples Center – which is the anchor to the thriving LA Live entertainment complex – Kroenke’s stadium will be the focal point of a year-round sports and entertainment hub.And very soon after it opens in 2019, it will lure the Super Bowl back in the region that kicked it all off back in 1967.“What a potentially great location,” New York Giants owner Steve Tisch said.Tisch should know.In his other life, he’s a Hollywood producer – he gave us Risky Business, among other films – and he’s a long-time L.A. resident. Few in the NFL understand L.A. and the entertainment possibilities it offers better than Tisch, who has long contemplated how to incorporate some of the excitement and glamor of a venue like Staples Center into an NFL experience.“Can we ever, in an NFL stadium, create the excitement or the equivalent of Lakers floor seats, (New York) Knicks floor seats?” Tisch said. “I think we can. I think it’s doable.”Much like AEG’s Phil Anschutz did by turning a forgotten slice of downtown L.A. into one of Southern California’s premier attractions – Tisch believes Kroenke will figure out how to tap into the glamor elements of L.A. at his new football stadium and entertainment center. “I think Stan is going to capture all of that excitement,” Tisch said.The entertainment industry is catching on.Almost from the moment the Rams were approved for relocation, Tisch has fielded call after call from his movie industry friends and colleagues about how to get on board with L.A.’s newest toy.“There’s a tremendous amount of interest and enthusiasm and excitement within the entertainment business for the Rams and the NFL returning after 20 years,” said Tisch, who has been busy trying to connect friends and business associates with the Rams for tickets.But NFL football is just one part – albeit a huge one – of the Rams return to L.A. and potentially the Chargers or Raiders joining them in a year or so.Staples Center has been in business since 1999, and by 2018 it will have hosted three NBA All-Star games, the Grammy Awards, the NCAA basketball tournament regional, a Democratic Convention and countless concerts and big events.Get used to even bigger events coming to L.A. once the Rams christen their new stadium in Inglewood.By putting a roof on his venue, Kroenke hopes to bring the NCAA Basketball Finals, the National Championship football game and the World Cup to Los Angeles.It’ll be a steady stream of events – both at LA Live and Inglewood – that will keep L.A. as busy and entertained as ever.It city, indeed. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error And get used to it, L.A.We’re about to be the “it” city.The NHL All-Star is coming in 2017. Followed by the NBA’s yearly mid-February showcase in 2018. And the city seems whole-heartedly behind an Olympics 2024 bid.The Super Bowl will soon return to the city that originally gave birth to the biggest single sports event in the entire world.When National Football League owners gather two months from now in North Carolina, it’s a near certainty they will chose Los Angeles as the site of the 2020 or 2021 Super Bowls.center_img The greatest basketball stars in the world will return to Los Angeles in 2018 for their annual mid-season classic, and once again downtown L.A. will magically transform into one big giant NBA, entertainment industry and fan block party.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will make the official announcement Tuesday at Staples Center before the Lakers take the floor against the Memphis Grizzlies. It’ll be the glitz and glamor of Hollywood mixed with basketball’s royalty to create one of the great weekend spectacles in sports. Welcome back, NBA All-Star game.last_img read more

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