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Mock Interviews & Career Conversations

Mock Interviews & Career Conversations

Mock Interviews & Career Conversations


Each year, the SPHS Business Advisory Board co-sponsors  Mock Interviews and career conversations with English 11 teachers and the PTSO.  A group of BAB members visit the juniors in advance to give them tips on resume writing and interview skills.  The English 11 teachers follow up with classroom instruction and a graded assignment to create a resume. 

Then, over a three-day period in December, about 100 community volunteers come to the school to conduct 15-minute mock interviews and talk about careers to over 500 high school juniors who are dressed for success.  The opportunity to practice interview skills and discuss their career and educational goals with a member of the community is invaluable.  

For more information on this year's event click on the following links: 

Mock Interview Guide

Career Conversation Questions 

Mock Interview Evaluations 

Mock Interview Advisory Prep PowerPoint

Please Contact:  Nancy Jackson, School and Community Liasion  410-544-0900 


Financial Literacy

Mock Interviews & Career Conversations

Mock Interviews & Career Conversations


 Money Grows on Skills, Not Trees.

 Each year, the Severna Park High School Business Advisory Board sponsors a Financial Literacy Week for all Severna Park High School students. This powerful week in March, includes a Fun Feeder Family Night Event, Financial Literacy Advisory Lessons for Students, Trivia, Games, Guest Speakers, Reality Fairs, and visits from Financial Institutions.  In an effort to provide meaningful conversation about financial topics, we are looking for volunteers to help make this week a success.  Check back for upcoming dates and volunteer opportunities.  For more information, contact JoAnne Brack,



Mentor Opportunities

Mock Interviews & Career Conversations

Mentor Opportunities


Career Internship Mentor contact Internship Teacher, Jill Mckay, Professionals in all career areas to serve as internship mentors to seniors who are exploring career options. 8 hours per week for one semester.

Business Competition Judge contact Business Dept. Chair, Beth Colon, Business professionals to serve as judges in county, state and/or national business competitions. 

Engineering Design & Development Project Mentor

contact EDD Teacher, Steve Cahoon, a yearlong-capstone Project Lead the Way course, small groups of seniors design and develop a product using Autodesk Inventor and develop a prototype.

EDD Group MentorEngineer assigned to one or two project groups of students (3 or 4 students per group), available through email, occasional phone, and would also be willing/able to meet with the students at school at least once per school quarter (more always appreciated).

General MentorEngineer available as a general resource with a specific or varied background, and would not be assigned to a particular group.  This mentor may be emailed by groups, occasionally called (if pre-established with group) and perhaps visit the school when/if available to (for engineers who are not able to committee to a particular group  due to projects at work or travel that would make him/her unavailable for a period of time).

EDD Resource/Materials/Fabrication Mentor someone with contacts, or disposable inventory of various materials or fabrication means (or both) which students may have access to when they reach the fabrication aspect of their projects  metal bending, welding, donations of some materials such as aluminum pipe/bar etc). 

Leadership Institute Senior Project Mentor

contact E. Colon, Leadership Institute Advisor, 

Capstone senior service project for seniors who have completed Leadership 1 and 2. 

Mentor with organizational/leadership skills consults on all aspects of the project planning and implementation, communicate/meet as needed at school and at project sites, scope of commitment is one semester or less as needed.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Tutor

contact Kathy Kidd, AVID Teacher, 

AVID Tutors -  facilitate small groups of students during the AVID tutorials in class. One or two days a week (Weds and/or Thurs) for as many periods as they like. Expertise in the academic subject is not required. AVID training is available.

Falcon Flight Mentor

contact Assistant Principal, Linda Jones, Mentors needed to work with African American students so that they can achieve their maximum potential.

Poetry Out Loud Judge

contact English Department Chair, C. Bowman, Judge 11th grade poetry reading contest one morning in December.  Directions and evaluation form provided in advance.

For information about serving as a mentor, contact: JoAnne Brack: