Volunteer Opportunity Details

ELI Mock Interview Day

Emerging Leaders PDX

University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, 38 97203

Start Date: 03/07/2020

End Date: 03/07/2020

ELI supporters, community leaders, and friends:

As we launch into a new decade and the 5th year of Emerging Leaders, we're grateful for your partnership that makes this important program possible. Thank you for opening your doors and your hearts to host, help, recruit, train, support and cheer on our future leaders!

To prepare candidates to intern at our partner companies in the summer, we hold a professional training day each spring known as our Mock Interview Day.” This event gives students an opportunity to practice their interview skills, meet peers, and network with professionals. This is our signature event and has been recognized as an inspirational and life-changing experience by both students and volunteers alike. We want to invite you to take part in this powerful moment!

When and where is it?

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at University of Portland. We are seeking volunteers and evaluators to help us conduct mock interviews with 400+ college students of color. You will be blown away by the talent in the room! 

What is the difference between a volunteer and an evaluator?
Volunteers will help us with roles such as set-up, registration, guiding candidates through the campus, and making sure the event runs smoothly.
Evaluators will come with management, supervisory and/or hiring process experience and be prepared to interview our candidates.

As an evaluator, will I receive training?
Yes! We plan to provide online training to evaluators via webinar prior to the event. On the day of, we will also convene for a short on-site orientation. Behavioral interview questions and a simple digital feedback rubric will be used. Evaluators will provide constructive feedback on the candidates’ resume and interview performance, and submit evaluations to let ELI know of the internship-readiness of the candidate. 

What will the day look like?
We are accepting both volunteers and evaluators for a half or full day. You will have the opportunity to visit a general session in the auditorium and take in this gathering of our region’s top talent!

As an evaluator, what part will I play in this event?
You will have a critical role in:
  • Making the students feel at ease in the interview setting—we want them to see that yes, they belong at the table
  • Providing interview experience in preparation for being invited by a company as a finalist
  • Giving helpful and encouraging feedback that both validates the value they bring and helps them grow in confidence and interview skill
  • Sharing with the ELI matching team invaluable insight into the readiness of each candidate to engage in a professional-level internship
Can my organization send multiple volunteers? How do I/we sign up?
YES, please do! We need about 200 evaluators and volunteers to help prepare our candidates as our pool of diverse talent grows. Please have each individual submit their own registration form, and spread the word using the link https://bit.ly/evaluator2020

Contact Info

Eli, eli@portlandleadership.org,