I affectionately refer to it as “interview speed dating.” Here is how I run it: : I reach out to a number of alumni to ask if they will come to my class and participate in mock interviews.I aim to find alums with varying levels of experience (from under three years to 30 years) who work in a variety of practice settings (public defender’s office, large firm, solo practice, in-house counsel, etc.).I’m looking forward to trying out the ideas presented by my co-panelists, Rishi Batra (Texas Tech), Andrea Schneider (Marquette), Peter Reilly (Texas A&M), and Hiro Aragaki (Loyola-LA), in my negotiation class this fall.The exercise I shared is something I designed to help my students practice their interview negotiation skills and, at the same time, to get a chance to network with alumni.Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva and dog lover.
Under her leadership Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average.
Other than for the phone and Skype interviews, I choose not to match up the interviewers and interviewees in advance.
Instead, I tell my students to prepare for interviews in a variety of different practice settings.
The main reason why I don’t do advance match-ups is because the interviewers occasionally have work conflicts that force them to cancel at the last minute; since I don’t pair people up in advance, I save myself some logistical headaches.
: I hold class in a large lecture hall that has plenty of space for everyone to spread out.