Crux: Young Professionals

10th-Grade

Interview Skills

Continuing with the theme of professional development, this week, members had the opportunity to engage in a mock interview for their “dream job”. BYEP board members volunteered their time to come play the role of employer and conducted professional interviews for each participant. There were 4 major takeaways from the evening:

  1. Dress appropriately

  2. Be mindful of eye contact & body language

  3. Research the company, and position before the interview

  4. Have a question prepared for the interviewer

  5. Practice, practice, practice!

Shout out to Donnie, Jay, & Nigel for donating your time to these blossoming young professionals! Stay inspired.

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11th-Grade

Transitions

One of the goals of the crux program is to expose participants to resources available to them post high school. This week groups took a field trip to Tabletop University where they were led through a game created to help students transition from high school to college. Participants gained insight on how to navigate friends, time, jobs, finances, and classwork and got a realistic view of what being a college student entails.