Preparing for the Future: Reno High School Students Learn Job Interview Skills

Reno High School logoOn Thursday, November 8, Reno High School juniors will participate in the semi-annual Junior Interview and Career Fair. This is a collaborative effort of Reno High School parents, Reno High Booster Club, students, teachers, and members of the community, including Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Reno High School juniors develop a resume and learn basic interview techniques, then practice what they’ve learned during a mock interview.

Community volunteers whose experience spans a range of industries (judges, attorneys, small business owners, retired professionals) conduct one-on-one interviews with students. Each interview lasts for about 20 minutes and concludes with feedback from the interviewer.

Students also visit a Career Fair. Some of the businesses represented this year include:

  • Amazon
  • Renown Regional Medical Center
  • Eriksen Framing
  • Wood Rodgers
  • Washoe County District Attorney’s Office
  • Wells Fargo
  • Reno Police Department
  • Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • UNR/TMCC
  • The Discovery Museum

Reno High School students have created a short video entitled “Interview Do’s and Don’t’s,” which features Principal Kris Hackbusch as the student being interviewed. You may access the video here: https://rhsjuniorinterviewproject.wordpress.com/interview-dos-and-donts/