ANSC students participate in “Speed Interviewing”

ANSC students participate in “Speed Interviewing”

Mar 18
Jean Drasgow, Director of Career Services
  

Many senior animal sciences students indicate that they need/want more opportunities to practice their interviewing skills. With a course of about 70 enrolled students, it is challenging to offer one-on-one interviews. So, we developed a "speed interviewing" exercise to give them practice being interviewed; to learn how to interview; and to learn how to provide constructive feedback. The exercise, designed by Dr. Hurley, was conducted with the ANSC 498 Integrating Animal Sciences course and offered each student the opportunity to be interviewed twice, as well as to interview six other students. Students rotated each round to ensure different individuals were taking the roles of interviewer and interviewee. After each interview round, the three interviewers would give feedback to the interviewee. At the end of the eight fast rounds, the students were asked to reflect on the exercise. They commented about the good tips that they got from their peers; shared how to better answer challenging questions; and shared particularly good responses and described why they felt so.

The exercise was originally created after a student based survey indicated Animal Science students wanted more practice interviewing.

ANSC students participate in “Speed Interviewing”
Students pictured L-R are: Jacob Standard, Kathryn Polkoff and Taryn Bashing. The student being interviewed is Hayley Cooper.