Yucaipa students got a real world experience through mock interviews. Creating a resume and prepping for a job interview can be nerve-wracking, even for those of us who've done it a few times. That is why we work with high schools to conduct mock interviews where students are given training on how to create a resume, fill out job applications, and ask/answer typical job interview questions. Then we recruit local health professionals to come in and "interview" these students for a particular job.
Working with Tana DeLeon and her senior Health and Biomedical Sciences class we conducted mock interviews for 47 students. It's interesting is to see how much the students improve each time they participate in a mock interview day. The interviewers were especially impressed with the high level of performance each student exhibited. This level of training and preparedness provides students a competitive edge that will stay with them long after they leave high school.
Thank you to all of our interviewers, Robert Coster, Shalon Watkins, and Andy Serobyan from American Medical Response, Tarnia Stanley from IEHP, Pablo Ariza from Loma Linda University, Shadia Salem from the Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County, and Dr. Doug Flores [ret.].