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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Business people needed for mock interviews

Two-Hours Can Shape a Middle-Schooler’s Professional Future

Business professionals are needed to share their wisdom with future leaders during the annual A.P.T. to Succeed portfolio review program, a partnership program between the Troy School District and the Troy Chamber’s Business & Education Roundtable.
A.P.T. to Succeed takes place throughout the month of May and June at four different middle schools. Business people are asked to have mock interviews with “graduating” eighth grade students, focusing on their academic achievements, personal time management skills, and teamwork. Each student presents his or her portfolio of work, which includes items they have been collecting since sixth grade.
“Two hours of your time lending career insight, educational and career goals can make a big difference on a student’s future,” said Bonnie Britton of Larson Middle School and founder of the A.P.T. to Succeed program. “More than 100 slots need to be filled to make A.P.T. to Succeed successful, so please feel free to recruit additional colleagues to join you for this program.”
The interviews will take place:
May 9-11 at Larson Middle School:
May 11-12 at Boulan Middle School
May 17-18 at Smith Middle School
June 1 at Baker Middle School
To volunteer, contact Rose DeClerck at the Troy School District at 248-823-4004.

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