The PGO awarded $500 grants last year to the ARHS AIMS Program. The grant money was used to fund interview workshops with private consultant Mark Efinger.
Mark’s two workshops were a wonderful supplement to the communication and transition skills we target within the program. During his workshops, Mark broke down the structure of college and work interviews, placing special focus on critical first impressions. He showed students how they could address that common open-ended question – “Tell me a little about yourself”- by crafting individual success stories with real examples from their lives to show how they possess the positive qualities interviewers want. During the workshops, students had a chance to craft and present their stories, get personalized feedback from Mark, and role play interviews with each other.