Every year, the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance teams up with the Portland Human Resource Management Association to organize mock interviews for students at the NW Youth Careers Expo. This is a great opportunity for HR professionals (and other caring adults with interviewing experience) to help teenagers build their interviewing skills and career readiness.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
9 am to 1:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center
We’re looking to sign up 150 volunteers to do mock interviews and lead short career talks. (Contact Sara Stowe, PWA volunteer committee co-chair, if you want to recommend someone to do a short dynamic “Career Talk” presentation on a topic such as Interviewing Essentials. Materials provided. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
More than 1,000 students have already registered for mock interviews. These one-on-one conversations are among the most popular and valuable parts of the annual NW Youth Careers Expo, the Northwest’s largest career-education experience for high school students. Exhibitors at the Expo include the region’s leading employers in every major sector, as well as community colleges, apprenticeship training centers and four-year universities.
Did you know?
PWA also works year-round to recruit HR volunteers and facilitate mock interviews and resume workshops at Portland-area high schools, working in close partnership with the Portland HR Management Association. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about year-round volunteering options for you or your colleagues.
Help Oregon schools: Did you know Oregon has one of the nation’s lowest graduation rates, and a below-average college completion rate?
Support young people: Whether students are thriving or struggling in school, most need assistance developing their confidence and oral communication skills.
Give back to your community: Help students learn best practices for job search, networking, and interview/resume skill building.
Rejuvenate: Many HR professionals have volunteered at the Expo for many years. It’s an energizing day and a great opportunity to connect with young people who are full of potential.