As part of their Life Skills curriculum, Year 9 had mock interviews with three inspirational women who have volunteered to act as mentors for the students. They absolutely loved the experience, finding it to be a rewarding challenge.
The mentors were Marina Housley and Joanne Cupid, a Business Analyst in the city and a TV and Media specialist respectively, and who both currently have students at Cobham Hall, and Aimee Nicholas, founder of ClearCut Venues. Ms Nicholas is nominated for the Kent Businesswoman of the Year Award, and said our students were ‘bright and sparky’ and that she’d like to offer them all a job.
Other feedback from the event:
I just wanted to say that it was such a pleasure coming into Cobham Hall yesterday and holding mock interviews with some of the students. They were all delightful! I was so impressed with the different skills they already have under their belts. I can honestly say all of them have excellent verbal communication skills which are essential in any role they choose to go onto and will stand them in very good stead.
What I really loved is the range of different interests the students have and the diverse avenues they wish to pursue. For me, as a parent it really reinforces how you encourage the students to be themselves and try to develop their individuality, which is one of the reasons we chose Cobham Hall for our daughter.
The students should be incredibly proud of themselves, for each of them to hold their own in an interview situation at 13/14 years old is phenomenal!
It was absolute pleasure and a great experience. Please relay this to my mentees – learning is two-way and I got something from talking to them all too. I walked away with the knowledge that my first impressions about Cobham Hall were correct, in that I was looking for a school that would prepare my daughter well for life after academia.