April 12, 2013
On Friday, March 29th, the Student-Athlete Affairs Department was fortunate to have five representatives from Target attend our Feedback Friday event. Fifteen student-athletes took advantage of a 30 minute practice interview session with one of the representatives. After the interview sessions were complete, other students joined for lunch and a question and answer session.
During this networking time the target staff members discussed their backgrounds and provided information about opportunities with their company. One question that surprised the student-athletes was that Target Stores Headquarters and Distribution Centers hire employees from a variety of different majors and fields of studies. Target representatives stated that they are looking for employees who will better the company and who will work well with others.
To end the event, a question was asked to the student-athletes about what they would take away from their practice interview. Many of the student- athletes noted that they were surprised by the number of behavioral questions asked during their interview. A behavioral based question focuses on the how the applicant responded to a specific situation. Many also mentioned that the behavioral questions were more difficult than they expected and it was an area of improvement.
Overall, the Feedback Friday event with the Target representatives was a huge success and student-athletes left with more confidence in their interviewing skills.
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