Natchez High School students experience mock interviews

Interviewing is an important part of the job application process, and first-year College and Career Ready teacher, Chantel Marsaw wants students to be able to communicate their qualifications and enthusiasm as effectively as possible.

For the past few weeks, students have been creating interview questions and interviewing each other to prepare. With the assistance of community volunteers, 5 classes totaling more than 70 students participated in the interview process.

 “We are providing these young people with an opportunity to practice their skills in a simulated interview,” said Marsaw” “We bring in volunteers from the local area who are familiar with the interview process. They play the role of employer and provide the students with feedback that will help improve their skills for future interviews,” Marsaw explained.

 “Coming back to Natchez High School to do these mock interviews has been a blessing. I want to see the students succeed and go on to be the best version of themselves,” said Vershaunda Ware Norman, owner of Taxes by VLLC and Ware Property Management.

“I’m more comfortable with interviews and learned some good tips on what to expect and what a potential employer is looking for,” said 12th Grader Jaquarius Meredith. “I plan to attend Co-Lin to take welding classes. I would like to attend the University of Southern Mississippi.”

“This is good practice for real-life situations.” Said Terranishala Hannon. “I plan to attend nursing school when I graduate in May.”

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