Juniors Learn to Network

Juniors Learn to Network

The high school recently held an interviewing and networking event for juniors, hosted the Islip School to Careers Partnership. Professionals from within the district as well as guests from the Town of Islip, Suffolk County’s legislature and department of civil service, Northwell Health’s Southside Hospital, LIU Post and Youth Enrichment Services participated in various workshops with the students.

The interviewing workshops entailed watching and critiquing mock interviews, learning about college admissions interviews, and discussing civil  service careers and opportunities. The networking portion, held in the school’s gymnasium, featured stations that the students rotated through. The stations were designed to prompt the students to communicate, solicit information about others, answer questions about themselves and feel comfortable speaking to people they may not necessarily talk to on a daily basis.

“This day was designed to prepare juniors for upcoming job and college interviews, as well as learning interpersonal communication and networking skills,” said business teacher Renee Clock, who co-chairs the School to Careers Partnership with Assistant Principal Curtis Juengerkes.