40 students from around NE Ohio participated in this year’s Student Career Day & Interview Workshop. The event started with a fascinating panel discussion with local professionals in the trade. Students had the opportunity to ask them questions about their career and previous work experience, beneficial college courses, networking tips, and much more.
After, students sat with Angie Tharan from Business Interiors by Staples to learn the best tips and tricks for interviewing before being released to conduct mock interviews. Students completed between 3-5 mock interviews with local professionals. Professionals asked each student 4 questions, the student in return asked 1 question, and then they reviewed the student's’ portfolio and resume. Students received raw, valuable feedback on their question responses and portfolios to help prepare them for life after graduation and landing their first job.
IIDA would like to thank Business Interiors by Staples for their generous hospitality and for hosting our event, as well as Cambria, Hamilton Parker, and Milliken for their donations to help make our day a success. We would also like to thank the numerous professionals who took the time out of their day to volunteer at our event. We appreciate your help in shaping the future of Interior Design in our area!