As part of the Career Academies in St. Johns County, juniors in the programs have the opportunity to take part in a summer internship application process. Part of that process, following resume writing and interview tips trainings, includes a mock interview. During mock interviews, business partners volunteer to interview students to give them an opportunity to practice their skills before interviewing for summer internship positions. At Nease, partners Alexis Alexandris, Jessica Beach, Donald Silvels, Brian Soto, and Mary Jane Johnson spent the morning on campus meeting with students.
Our Academy juniors taking part in the internship process got to answer questions about themselves, receive feedback on their interview presence and answers, and ask questions about how they can make the best impression possible when they interview for a coveted summer internship. This mock internship process takes place at every high school in St. Johns County, and we are so grateful for the business partners and community members who donate their time to help the next generation of professionals polish their interview skills!
When an Academy student lands a summer internship, some of which offer community service hours to put towards the Bright Futures Scholarship, others which pay the students for their time, they have the chance to spend up to 120 hours working under a professional in the industry they’re studying via their Academy program. It’s an amazing opportunity for our students and a great way for businesses to start training potential future employees in areas ranging from culinary, to medical care, to engineering, to digital design, and more! If you’re interested in assisting with mock interviews, or offering a summer internship opportunity to an Academy student, get in touch with the Career and Technical Education Department.