JMG Students Gain Real Life Value from Mock Interviews at Whirlpool Corporation

BENTON HARBOR — The value of having a Fortune 500 company in the neighborhood was in clear evidence today for 37 students from across Michigan’s Great Southwest as they were able to test their mettle in a series of mock interviews thanks to volunteers at Whirlpool Corporation.

If you’re going to hone your interviewing skills, knowing that the job application process can make or break your chances for a bright future, who better to learn from than world class employees at the top of their own game.

Earlier today, Wednesday, April 25th, some 37 students from the Kinexus Bridge Academy and Benton Harbor, Hartford, Dowagiac Union  and Ross Beatty High Schools participated in a half day of mock interviews and workplace tours with the help of 18 Whirlpool Corporation volunteers.

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First Impressions Matter

BENTON HARBOR — Robert Opande found time to practice his interviewing skills in a professional setting Wednesday.

And he wasn’t alone.

Along with 37 other students, Opande took part in Mock Interview Day at Whirlpool Corp.’s Riverview Campus in Benton Harbor. The mock interviews are part of an annual collaboration between Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates and Whirlpool’s employee resource group known as the FOCUS Network.

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JMG Specialist Named AP Class B Coach of the Year

BENTON HARBOR — It took six seasons for Benton Harbor coach Corey Sterling to put together and train a championship team. It was well worth the wait as the Tigers ended a 53-year drought with a 65-64 overtime win against Grand Rapids Catholic Central for the Class B state title.

Not only was it a historic win for Benton Harbor, but the victory earned Sterling The Associated Press Class B Coach of the Year honor.

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