Oakland: Game Theory Academy Mock Interviews at WOW Farm

Service Type: 
Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Club of San Francisco
Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:00am to 1:00pm
WOW Farm See map
537 Lewis St
Oakland, CA 94607

The nearest intersection is 7th Street and Peralta. We are a short walk from West Oakland BART. There is ample street parking.

This will be our 5th year offering a MOCK INTERVIEW event with Yale DOS for Oakland youth. This is such a fabulous learning opportunity for our students, and if history is any guide, it is also a fun experience for volunteers.
Our event will take place at a small urban farm in West Oakland where we offer job training internships to youth. You can learn more about the internship program at wowfarm.biz. (If you are interested in this but not available on 5/13, we are holding a similar event on 5/20. Contact Patricia Johnson to sign up!)
For the most part, this internship is a first job for our participants. Our goal for this event is to build their confidence in speaking about what they have learned and accomplished at WOW Farm, so they can nail their next real job interview. The time you spend with us will help them practice necessary professional communication skills.
You need not prepare anything in advance, just arrive ready to listen and guide. Each of you will do 15 minute interviews with 3-4 individual youth. At the end we will debrief as a group, where you can share overall tips based on what you observed.
Logistics: The event runs 11am-1pm, including time to get a tour of our small farm and network with Yalies. Light refreshments will be served. 
This is an outdoor event. Fancy shoes not recommended. Wheelchair accessible but rugged terrain.
Site Coordinator: 
Patricia Johnson SOM ‘02