The Business Studies Department conducted a special Mock-Interview session for the OJT and exit level business students. This program was organized by the OJT committee in the department with the able support of Student Development Committee and Business Club. The session took place in BSIT-8C on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. The interview panel members were Mr. Hatem Suwailam, Head of Section-Human Resource Management, Dr. Amit Sharma, Coordinator-OJT, Mr. Neil Raymond, Head of Section- Accounting, and Mr. Ricardo Biason, Chairman- Student Development Committee.
Mr. Neil Raymond gave an introductory motivational message to kick off the event. He emphasized on the necessity of attending such workshops, which can assist students in learning the fundamentals of attending an interview. In addition, Mr. Ricardo emphasized on the STAR method of behavioral interview strategy for interview preparation which he learned from his meetings with industry professionals. Dr. Amit Sharma, based on his frequent industry visits and interaction with company representatives, shared the company's feedback with the students. He stressed on the need of being confident by preparing in advance for an interview and avoiding anxiousness during the interview. Mr. Hatem Suwailam also expressed his thoughts on the importance of writing an effective CV. He also offered his CV writing skills to the students and asked them to contact him in case they need his help in writing a competitive CV.
During this session, the panel interviewed three students and asked them a variety of questions not only to assess their communication skills, academic understanding, and general knowledge but also to give them a feel of the real interview environment. The interview panel provided feedback to the students based on the candidates' responses. They also shared their interviewing experiences and abilities with all the audience.
The workshop was extremely beneficial, as all the students expressed an interest in attending additional similar sessions to improve their skills, which will aid them in obtaining the profession of their choice.