Best-Practices and Mock Interviews with Dan Olson-Bang

On Friday February 15th and Friday February 22nd, EMPOWER Water-Energy Seminar welcomed Dan Olson-Bang and Tracy Tillapaugh from the Graduate Office of Professional and Career Development to practice preparing for and delivering a great job interview! Prior to class, trainees researched an ideal job for themselves and framed their CV and a cover letter specifically for that position. The class worked in groups to assess and critique each other’s CV’s and letters in advance of mock interviews which were held the following week. For the interviews (some of which were filmed so trainees could readily review their performance), Dr. Olson-Bang and Tillapaugh coached the trainees on the spot – fine-tuning their skills to help them go for that “dream job” after they graduate Syracuse University.