iCorps Technologies participated in the 5th annual “Mock Interview Day” at Wentworth Institute of Technology on November 8, 2006. This event, hosted by Wentworth’s Career Services Department, provides a safe forum for Wentworth students to build on interview skills and research techniques, as well as network with representatives from organizations that host cooperative education programs. Mock Interview Day is a non-recruiting event that provides an opportunity for students to learn about companies for potential employment and is part of the Institute’s nationally recognized co-op program. Wentworth alumni and business leaders from employer organizations play a critical role through their participation in this highly regarded event. Employers who hire co-op students volunteer their time to interview students, and then provide feedback to each student on their strengths and areas for improvement. In 2005, over 300 students participated in Mock Interview Day, which featured nearly 40 employers. This year, close to 400 students and over 50 employers were on hand.
iCorps joined over 50 employers across many technology, engineering, design, and management disciplines to help make this event a success. Students were scheduled for two 30-minute mock interview appointments with an employer organization. In addition, students were allowed to schedule additional meetings on a walk-in basis at the event, if available. Mostly junior students participated in the event, as the participating organizations represent potential opportunities for their junior year second semester co-op experience. All students and employers completed the day with a one-hour networking reception, which provided an opportunity to meet with additional employers.
“Mock Interview Day is an incredible event that is made possible by the generosity of our co-op partners and other businesses to help educate our students,” said Dr. Zorica Pantic, President of Wentworth. “Our students continue to receive valuable hands-on training from a high quality collection of business leaders who play a critical role in our teaching and learning experience.”
About iCorps Technologies
iCorps Technologies delivers solid, business-driven IT solutions and services and superior customer service to the SMB market in Boston and New York. Since 1994, iCorps has supported companies across all vertical industries with the resources and capabilities of a full-service IT department. iCorps takes a proactive approach to managing technology, with all of its preventive care programs perfectly balanced with the right combination of services to keep technology running smoothly, and growing with the business. iCorps’ diverse offerings include managed services, networking, desktop support, business application development and website design. For more information, please visit http://www.icorps.com.
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent, co-educational nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education through 19 bachelor degree programs in areas such as architecture, computer science, design, engineering, engineering technology and management of technology. For over a century, Wentworth Institute of Technology has been a leader in technical education known for its academic excellence, community service and support for the economic growth of the region. For more information, please visit http://www.wit.edu.