Strengthening Your Interview Skills - CPC BEST Mentorship Program
On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) Project Gateway coordinated a resourceful and engaging interview skill builder workshop with Eva Lee, Market Director Trainee at JPMorgan Chase (JPMC). High school and college students gain insightful advice through a fireside chat with Lori Chen, Executive Director of Wealth Management and participated in three rounds of mock interviews with JPMC Aspire volunteers. Community members walked out motivated and learned helpful tips to strengthen not only their interview skills but gained career advice as well!
Lori Chen introduced the event by sharing her personal story and experiences as one of the few females and Asian representatives in Wealth Management, and as an expert hiring manager. She provided helpful do's and don'ts during an interview, such as adjusting answers to the job description but making sure to answer the question without beating around the bush. One important tip that our community members walked away is the importance of networking. Meeting people in the career or profession that you are pursuing is a great way to learn and build a support system.
After the fireside chat, community members engage in 3 rounds of mock interviews. During each round, community members interviewed one-on-one with JPMC volunteers and learned something new from each volunteer. One community member mentioned that the questions that their volunteers asked were very specific and unique that it was a new learning experience compared to the advice you received from a college career center!
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Background on CPC BEST Mentorship Program
The Business Exploration Student Track (BEST) Mentorship Program was launched in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) and the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) in January 2018. The mentorship program has three components: a workshop dedicated to coaching students on resume building, mock interview and leadership skills; a Spotlight Speaker Series panel featuring guest speakers to provide career navigation; and a networking session.