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Schools still in need of volunteers to conduct student mock interviews
Community members asked to give some time, help to teach students how to present themselves to future employers
Mock interviews for FCS high schools
Volunteer Mary Petraglia conducts a mock interview with a student at West Forsyth High School on Wednesday, March 1.

Forsyth County Schools is seeking business and industry volunteers to help conduct professional mock interviews with junior and senior career pathway and internship students.

The district hosts these mock interviews each year to help prepare students for life after school as they begin interviews for jobs or colleges. Through this opportunity, they have the chance to hone their interviewing and resume writing skills through one-on-one interactions with local business leaders and associates.

Every student receives immediate verbal and written feedback on their performance, professional dress and more before going over what may be expected of them at a job interview.

“Thanks to support from the Forsyth County Chamber, the Rotary Clubs of Forsyth County, and other business/industry/community volunteers, all seven high schools participate in this meaningful experience,” the district’s website states.

But to continue the experience for their students, Director of College and Career Development Dr. Valery Lowe said that she and her team need more community volunteers to help conduct these interviews.

Volunteers do not have to have interview experience as district leaders will offer support and provide scripts for interviewers to follow.

When possible, FCS is asking volunteers to sign up in half- to full-day increments. Each student interview will last 15-20 minutes and will be geared toward their current career pathway.

Lowe and her team are still looking for volunteers at:

●     Denmark High from March 6-10

●     East Forsyth High from March 13-17

●     Forsyth Central High from March 6-10

●     South Forsyth High from March 13-17

For more information and to sign up to be a volunteer, visit