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Preparing for the Future -- Job Search Seminar 2012

by jmaloni
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 03:35 pm
Job Search at the Holiday Inn Grand Island included tough interviews in an authentic setting. Pictured at left, Cheryl Cardone shaking Alyssa Cino's hand during the interview process.
Job Search at the Holiday Inn Grand Island included tough interviews in an authentic setting. Pictured at left, Cheryl Cardone shaking Alyssa Cino's hand during the interview process.
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Dressed for success with resumes in hand, Grand Island High School students traveled to the Holiday Inn Grand Island on Thursday, Feb. 16, for the annual Job Search Seminar coordinated by the business department at the high school.

GIHS business teacher Cheryl Chamberlain said Job Search is an opportunity for students to hone their career readiness skills in an authentic setting. The students were very well prepared to answer tough interview questions posed by local business, education, and community members. Many of the businesses attending this year were looking to hire students for part-time work, and this event afforded them the opportunity to ask questions and look at resumes.

Breakout sessions were provided by Niagara University, Buffalo State College, Men's Wearhouse and Mary Cooke, Grand Island town supervisor.

"This year, we really wanted students to see what employers are looking for in job candidates," Chamberlain said. Breakout sessions dealt with transitioning from high school to college, networking, and business attire. A special note of thanks goes out to the Grand Island School Business Alliance and Carolyn Konopski of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce for their help with volunteers for this year's event.

For more information on business programs at Grand Island High School contact Chamberlain at 773-8820.

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