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Jays soar through mock interviews, career fair


Students at Marshfield High School added to their confidence entering the work force last week with the annual mock interviews and career fair in the high school gymnasium. 70 businesses set up booths to give students a deeper understanding of who they are and what they do, as well as conducting mock interviews for the students.

“We’d like to give a well-deserved thank you to the organizations who supported us in making the mock interviews a success. I heard a lot of positive feedback and excitement from our students,” said MHS English and Language Arts Instructor, Craig Hurst, who organized the event. “This was our biggest event et and I can’t say this enough, but it is truly because of the efforts of these businesses that this continues to be possible.”

At the Marshfield Mail booth, eight students visited to learn more about newspapers, journalism and connecting with the community. Over half of these students came prepared with resumes in hand, and one even reached out after the interview with both an e-mail thank you and a handwritten thank you card.

“The future of Marshfield is in good hands by the looks of these students,” said Shelby Atkison of the Mail. “I was so impressed by the professionalism of the kids I interviewed and further floored by their initiative to follow up after the interviews.”

“After my first interview I knew it would be a good day,” said Kyle Whittaker of the University of Missouri Extension Center. “I would vote for that young man for president. I would love to work with him. I’m very impressed.”

The 3-hour event allowed students to participate in mock interviews, explore potential career paths by visiting the various booths and even get their resumes in the hands of area businesses and organizations.

To join the list of businesses in attendance for next year, contact Hurst by emailing craig.hurst@mjays.us.


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