Faculty who are interested in having their students participate in PIP need to register their classes with the CDC at the beginning of each semester. In order to be eligible for the program, faculty must require their students to participate and have consequences* in place should their students fail to fulfill the requirement. This allows us to estimate the number and type of interview volunteers to recruit to accommodate students’ interests, as well as providing greater accountability for the students to complete the assignment.
* One participating class has completion of the practice interview and a follow up writing activity count as 5% of the student’s grade.
1. Identify the class(es) where a practice interview would be most beneficial and register by the registration deadline to be determined each semester. In order to be eligible for the program, you must require your students to participate and have consequences in place should they fail to complete the assignment. This allows us to estimate the number and type of interview volunteers to recruit to accommodate students’ interests. 2. Decide which of your students will be required to participate and explain the program to them early in the semester. Non-traditional students should only be required to complete the experience if it will benefit their career development and/or their experience in the class. We ask that you consult with your students to determine which ones will be participating and provide our office with an accurate list of names by the end of the Friday following the semester's add/drop deadline. 3. Incorporate the experience into your class assignments and develop consequences for students who fail to register or complete the experience. Failing to receive extra credit is not considered a "consequence". 4. Remind your students of the registration deadlines and encourage them to sign up early during registration week for best selection of interview times. 5. Accept interview evaluation forms as proof of students’ participation in PIP.
History has proven that students who understand the importance and value of the Practice Interview Program tend to have a better experience and as their faculty person you are key to conveying that message. We also appreciate knowing why you feel the program is important and why you have chosen to have your students participate. With your permission, we may utilize the information you provide in marketing or outreach materials.
If you would like a presentation, in the comment box below, please provide at least two dates and times a CDC staff person could come to your class. Presentations run approximately 15 minutes. *Note: Presentations should be completed prior to the end of the Student Registration Period (March 5, 2014).
If you have any additional questions or comments, please use this comment box as well.
SPRING 2014 PRACTICE INTERVIEWS April 7th - 10th, Anderson Center
Students need to register online via Hamline Career Link starting February 24th through March 5th, 2014.
"I view the Practice Interview Program as a valuable link between the academic world to 'life after Hamline'."
Students need to be able to express the value of their education in an organized and coherent manner both for themselves and for future employers."
-- Marty Knight, Physical Education
Janaya MartinProgramming & Office Coordinator
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