As the end of the third quarter approaches, Carlmont’s Associated Student Body (ASB) is holding open interviews for students to join the fourth period leadership class.
ASB offers many benefits and opportunities for its members. These include planning and putting on almost every school event Carlmont has to offer.
During the interview, students are required to answer a series of questions pertaining to their desired position in ASB in front of Jim Kelly, leadership’s teacher, and the rest of ASB’s board members.
Although a very comprehensible topic, many students are intimidated and confused by the whole interview process.
“It’s a little scary because we’re just high school students. Most of us have never even interviewed for anything before,” said sophomore Vincent Todesco.
Interviewing is an experience only some students at Carlmont have experienced, thus rendering an ASB position almost impossible if one is inexperienced.
“People shouldn’t be afraid of us,” said Kelly. “Someone who feels so strongly and is passionate to improve our school can’t be afraid to join ASB,” Kelly said.
Though interviewing may be a new event for most students at Carlmont, one of the most fundamental skills required as an ASB student is confidence.
“It’s important that we really get to know our interviewees during our sessions. First impressions are forever,” Kelly said.
Interviews were scheduled by the ASB board members for all the students who signed up to join the fourth period leadership class.
“I think interviewing is a very difficult and intimidating subject, but it’s important that they do it so we know who’s running our school,” said sophomore Nate Brown.
According to Kelly, ASB has a total of over 75 interviews, but unfortunately not all students will have the privilege of joining ASB.
With the class’s already large amount of students, 42, it will be a very difficult task to qualify for a position as an average student.
Kelly said as an interviewee, it is also important to “be confident and show us who you really are. We’re looking for people who can really ‘wow’ us.”
All interviews are taking place on Wednesday, March 12, in the ASB room after school.