Sixth formers are put to the test

Jordan Kelly and Hal McGonigle.

Jordan Kelly and Hal McGonigle.

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Loreto College, Coleraine, held its 33rd annual Trial Interview evening, organised by its Careers Department. 

The purpose of the exercise is to provide final-year A level students with an opportunity of experiencing the interview situation and of benefiting from the constructive criticism and advice of the interview panel.

A Level English Language students April Murray, Clodagh McBride, Jade Curry, Sinead Kerr and Rhiannon Turner.

A Level English Language students April Murray, Clodagh McBride, Jade Curry, Sinead Kerr and Rhiannon Turner.

A total of twenty interview panels, made up of almost fifty interviewers from a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, and including numerous former students of Loreto, provided the students with advice, feedback and the benefit of their expertise.

Miss Maria Flannelly, Head of Careers, commented that the evening had been a highly beneficial and interesting opportunity for the students involved, and was grateful for the input of the members of the interviewing panels. She added that the event had helped forge the college’s links with the wider community, helping the students in the development of life-skills as well as contributing to their preparation for further study and employment in their chosen career area.

Principal Michael James commended the sixth form students on their conscientious efforts in presenting themselves for their interviews, and paid tribute to the Careers Department and the Interview Panel members for their hard work in the successful running of the event.

Loreto College Year 14 students ready for the challenge on their Trial Interview evening.

Loreto College Year 14 students ready for the challenge on their Trial Interview evening.

Lauren McIvor, Bronagh O'Kane and Ellen Moloney.

Lauren McIvor, Bronagh O'Kane and Ellen Moloney.

Clodagh Rainey and Beth McIvor.

Clodagh Rainey and Beth McIvor.