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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Jamaican badminton player Katherine Wynter signs with Japanese company Yonex

first_imgJamaica’s top female badminton player Katherine Wynter is to sign a sponsorship agreement with Japanese equipment manufacturer Yonex. Nichole Case, President of the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) made the announcement this week during the launch of the Jamaica International Badminton Tournament in Kingston on Friday.Case said the sponsorship covers apparel, gear and racquets for  22-year-old Wynter, whose stock is rising in the Pan American federation. She is among three Jamaicans, along with Gareth Henry and Samuel Ricketts, who have been sponsored by the equipment manufacturer.Case said Wynter’s signing is evidence of the association’s thrust to have all of the island’s top players garner the level of sponsorship needed to give Jamaica the recognition and the support needed to rise up the regional rankings.Wynter expressed gratitude at being signed by Yonex.“It will help by cutting some of the costs of playing the sport. Rackets, shoes and bags are expensive and cutting these costs will significantly aid in me being able to attend tournaments and be fully equipped with quality, high-performance gear,” Wynter said. The scholarship will allow her to travel and play in international competition that the JBA said will significantly aid in her development.last_img read more

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PCB disallows Younis Khan from rejoining club in domestic competition

first_imgTest batsman Younis Khan was prevented from rejoining his club side in a one-day competition by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday because he argued with umpires and refused to attend a hearing in which he was fined.Younis had seven days to explain himself, the PCB said in a statement.”I feel pained in making the decision as we have to demonstrate that no one is bigger than the game,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said.Last week, Younis argued with the umpires while leading Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in a Pakistan Cup match against Punjab at Faisalabad. The match referee issued a fine of 50 per cent of the match fee to Younis, who refused to attend the hearing and flew back to Karachi in protest.The former Pakistan captain apologized to Shaharyar Khan by telephone and asked permission to rejoin his team for the remainder of the Pakistan Cup. But the PCB refused, and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has named a replacement player.last_img read more

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