This event is an opportunity for students to practice their interview skills and receive constructive feedback from industry professionals
On the 7 November 2018, the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) hosted their annual Mock Interviews at WIT for final year agricultural students. This annual event is an opportunity for students to practice their interview skills and receive constructive feedback to help them in the process of finding employment after graduation.
Volunteer interviewers are industry professionals who give up their time each year to assist with the day. This year 47 students participated in the event, they are asked to treat it as if it was a real interview, CV's and Cover letters are submitted ahead of time then during the interview, they are asked typical questions in response to a generic job description. Feedback is then given immediately by the interviewers with tips for how to answer questions better, what went really well and how to make their CV stand out.
Congratulations to all the winners.
- Patrick Walsh
- John Murphy
- Niall O'Connell
- Jamie Corcoran
- Ciaran Caffrey
- Lisa O'Toole
- Noelle Byrne
'The Agricultural Science Association not only represents the interests of our graduates, we also place a strong emphasis on our undergraduate members. The mock interviews that we conduct with the assistance of voluntary interviewers from the industry is a very valuable opportunity for students to get real feedback on their interview skills in advance of completing their degree and entering the workforce. We have conducted these interviews for many years in both WIT and UCD and the feedback from students is always very positive'. Amii McKeever, ASA President
The ASA is the professional body for graduates with a level 8 (Hons) degree in agricultural, horticultural, forestry, environmental and food science. With almost 2,000 members from every discipline of the agri-food sector, the ASA is the voice of the agricultural profession in Ireland. ASA members operate across the entire agri-food sector both in Ireland and internationally including government departments, research, advisory/consultancy, education and training, agri-business, rural organisations, banking and the media. The ASA has been representing the Agricultural Science profession since 1942.