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McDaniel students gain confidence on Interview Day

Carroll County Times

October 6, 2016


On Thursday afternoon, McDaniel College senior Makayla Comeau, of Taneytown, was standing outside Lewis Recitation Hall and getting her head in the game for an interview with Carroll Hospital. The double major in accounting and business administration hopes to one day own her own tax accounting business, but she first needs to get experience in the business world.

That's where the annual McDaniel Interview Day, which gives students an opportunity to "speed interview" with more than a dozen firms, comes in. Comeau had already done one interview, and was looking forward to three more in the interest of practice and testing the post-graduate employment waters.

"We are here to gain interview experience and resume feedback and maybe potentially an internship," she said. "I feel good. I am from Carroll County so I feel like people in Carroll County are pretty nice."

Interview Day was launched 11 years ago as a way for students to gain practice in applying interviewing skills with real world employers, and has been held each October since, according to Kerry Duvall, assistant professor of accounting and the chief organizer of the event at McDaniel.