Sport students learn how to score high in an interview

Jarrel Rivera talking to students.

Jarrel Rivera talking to students.

Our Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Foundation Degree students didn’t let lockdown stand in their way of developing and understanding the qualities needed to put in a good performance and secure the job of their dreams. Instead, they took part in Interviews 101!

Interviews 101 introduced four guest panellists who discussed the interview process and answered questions posed by our students. The panel featured Martin Stirling, Project Worker at Barnardos; Jack Bullock, Curriculum Leader at Newcastle and Stafford College Group; Jarrel Rivera, IT Trainer at Box Hill Institute in Melbourne, Australia; and Lee Dennis, Digital Innovation and Engagement Manager at Barnsley College.

In the session, the guests discussed and answered students’ questions about the dos and don’ts of interviewing. Students also took the opportunity to ask questions related to their Employability, Enterprise and Creativity module, as well as discussing their career choices and progression opportunities within the sports industry.

“Session was designed to prepare students for their post-degree endeavours in graduate employment.”

Dan Connolly, a Teaching and Learning Coach at Barnsley College, said: “The session was designed to prepare students for their post-degree endeavours in graduate employment. Students had the rare opportunity to flip the tables and ask industry experts questions about the process. They took advantage of the opportunity, exploring such themes as transferable skills, how to approach interviews during a pandemic and how to showcase themselves effectively.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our invited guests for supporting our Barnsley College Higher Education students.”

Barnsley College is working with businesses to lead the economic recovery and meet employers’ needs, both now and for future roles, by providing students and adults with the skills to succeed.

For more information visit our Physical Activity, Health and Exercise course page

Last updated: 10th March 2021

Originally posted on: 10th March 2021