Written by Tim Elliott, Director of Admissions
Over the past four years, the Minnesota School of Business-Elk River (MSB) campus has been helping prepare the junior classes at Princeton High School for their future careers by helping with mock interviews. Tim Elliott, director of admissions, and Liz Volner, college admissions representative, have been consistently offering their time to help prepare these students for the future.
Every trimester, they are invited back by Jill Overby, career counselor at Princeton High School, to help with these mock interviews. Tim and Liz spend three to four class periods each trimester and interview anywhere from five to nine students per session. Not only does this benefit the students at the high school but it also gives Tim and Liz a chance to meet other community members that have also dedicated their time.
“Working with these students is very rewarding,” Tim said.
Being able to give back to the community by participating in this worthwhile activity fits MSB’s “We Care” philosophy.
“This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and help these students prepare for their future. Receiving the ‘thank you’ cards from them shows that we are making a difference,” Tim said.
In addition to volunteering at Princeton High School, Tim and Liz also volunteer as judges at the Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs/Success, Teamwork, Achievement, Recognition, and Self-Esteem (MAAP STARS) regional and state competitions. These events focus on the student leaders for alternative high schools throughout the state of Minnesota.
“I love being involved with MAAP STARS because it is a great opportunity to celebrate alternative education in Minnesota,” Liz said.
Liz and Tim plan to continue to assist with mock interviews at the school and take advantage of additional opportunities to assist high school students and benefit the community. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Tim by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at: (763) 367-7026.