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‘Learning to adult’

High school seniors meet business leaders at Mock Interview Day

Times Observer photos by Kate Cataldo. Pat Lund and Dave Adams from Betts Industries sit and talk with a senior student from the Warren County Career Center during a Mock Interview event this week.

Practice doesn’t make perfect.

But, it does make progress.

Senior students from the Warren County Career Center participated in their annual Mock-Interview Day on Thursday.

About 80 senior high school students were in attendance along with a number of local business reps.

The event was organized by junior marketing students Joshua Smith and Casey Walters-Snook. It took the duo about three months of planning to coordinate the event, and they were happy with the results.

Junior marketing students Joshua Smith and Casey Walters-Snook planned and coordinated the event for the senior students and mark it a success.

They said the mock interview process is a great way to gain interviewing experience and also acquire information about different area businesses. It’s also great for students who aren’t sure what they want to do, so that they can ask questions and gain some insight about their career options.

We all know that there are a lot of different directions students can take after graduation. Deciding what to pursue can be an overwhelming process and this event is to help the students be as prepared as possible for their futures.

The students learned about the importance of good writing skills, speaking skills, and making eye contact. Walters-Snook said that it was almost like “learning to adult” during the entire planning process.

“You can get a lot done when you put your mind to it,” said Smith.

A number of local businesses participated in the event including Ellwood, City of Warren Police, Warren County School District, Kinzua Healthcare, PennDOT, Betts Industries, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Warren General Hospital, WCCBI, Warren Manor, and more. Local colleges along with representatives from the armed forces also attended.

“We are extremely grateful to all the businesses who could be here for the students,” said Cathie Cummings, marketing teacher at the Warren County Career Center.

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