Douglas High School business students interview with companies
Bently Heritage Carlo Luri
Carson Valley Accounting Bryan Oland
Carson Valley Hemp Farm Jeff Wass
Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Alica Main
Douglas County Cidy McMurry
Former TJ Max Manager Lenora Morgan
Fromarc Insurance Christy Lyons
GE Andrea Ramotar
MEFIYI Jojo Townsell
Raley’s Mike Mazza
Starbucks Roasting Plant Kelly Walling
Tahoe Douglas Fire Ralph Jones
Town of Minden JD Frisby
Walmart Dayna Phela
In what amounts to speed dating for job candidates, 50 Douglas High School business students were interviewed by a dozen or so different companies on Thursday.
Business teacher Jill Alley organized the event to give her students a taste of real-life, and the possibility of a job.
“I just had a few students who came out of their interviews and said ‘hey, I think I’m going to get hired,’” she said. “It’s kind of a win-win because the companies who are here also have an opportunity to meet some quality students, they may benefit from this as well as my students.”
Each student was interviewed by two to four companies.
The students range from freshmen to seniors and are participating in Alley’s Principles of Business and Marketing, which is the first course in a three-year program.
She said students who complete three years can earn up to nine credits at community college through testing.
Alley, who has taught at Douglas since 1994, said this is the first year she’s had students make their way through the entire program.
When she arrived 25 years ago, she taught math, but three years ago she was able to get the business program started.
She has three of her students who’ve completed the program receive community college credit for their efforts.
“I’m very happy we finally got this going,” she said.
On Thursday, Jobs In Nevada’s Career Bound NV announced it was accepting applications from Douglas and ASPIRE high school students for a pilot work-based learning program.
A limited number of paid work experiences are available for the pilot program, according to JOIN Chief Executive Officer Denise Castle.
Successful applicants will work in a local business for a minimum of nine months and up to two years.
“This first cohort of Career Bound NV will provide Douglas County youth with access to the tools and resources they need to identify their career interests and skills,” Castle said. “This program will allow students to gain the hands-on experience necessary to enter exciting and well-paying careers after school.”
All Douglas High School and Aspire High School students wishing to apply to the first cohort of Career Bound NV may obtain an application from Jim Meyers in the Career and Technical Education office at Douglas High. Applications are due by May 31.