Make it Memorable

Think back to your first real job interview. Chances are it was nothing like you imagined, regardless of how intensely you prepared. But it's likely the reason why nothing seemed to go according to plan was that you had no idea what to expect in the first place. (Okay, you probably had an inkling of an idea...) And because we don't want to let our students make the same mistakes we did during our first couple interviews, we found this great guide that'll help you help your TXGU'ers cultivate that all-too-important career skill.

It's worth noting that interview skills aren't—and shouldn't be—limited only to getting a job (or being a journalist). Teaching students this incredibly valuable technique goes well beyond giving them the confidence to be a contributing member of society. It also helps them think critically about situations and develop social skills. Just don't wait until it's too late to start building up students' interview ingenuity. Like most things in life, practice makes perfect, and if they don't learn until their senior year, it might not be enough time to hone their newly acquired craft.