TSTC Career Services Hosts Mock Interview Sessions for Students
- Written by Daniel Perry Daniel Perry
- Created: 25 September 2019 25 September 2019
Red Oak, TX - Thirteen students in the Diesel Equipment Technology program at Texas State Technical College's North Texas campus had the opportunity Wednesday morning to sit down with industry representatives to practice interview skills.
TSTC's Career Services department hosted mock interviews in timed sessions for students to learn about their weaknesses and strengths and how to improve.
"I think it served a good purpose for our students," said Peter Collier, a TSTC Career Services associate.
Jack Cahill of Lewisville is scheduled to graduate in spring 2020 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Equipment Technology. He said his interviewer commended him on his enthusiasm.
"It was very valuable," Cahill said. "I know next time I go into an interview what to expect and how to tackle situations."
Hayden Rieper of Waxahachie is a Diesel Equipment Technology certificate student who said his interviewer liked his ability to answer questions and how he dressed.
"I learned how to go in more confident and know what to expect from an interview," he said.
Carlo Amato, director of human resources at construction chemicals manufacturer Mapei Corp. in Deerfield Beach, Florida, which also has a location in Garland, said he was impressed with the students he met.
"I thought the students were earnest and likeable," he said. "They were open about who they were and what they wanted."
Amato said while some students need to work on their confidence, each came prepared to answer questions provided by Career Services.
"I see a bright future for all of them," he said.
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.
Texas State Technical College's North Texas campus in Red Oak held an interview practicum on Wednesday for students.
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Texas State Technical College serves Texas through 10 campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Fort Bend County, Harlingen, Marshall, North Texas, Sweetwater, Waco and Williamson County. TSTC is the only college in Texas to adopt a funding model based entirely on student employment outcomes - aligning with its purpose of strengthening Texas with a highly skilled, technically competent workforce. Founded in 1965, TSTC celebrated 50 years of service to the state of Texas in 2015.