Submitted by Charles Murphy, Island Trees Superintendent.
Astoria Federal Savings and
High School recently held their 8th
annual Students Taking Action for Real Success (STARS) interview workshop at the Long Island Marriott in
The program helps prepare juniors and seniors from
Trees High School for career success.
event featured workshops on image building and presentation skills, and
culminated with a series of mock interviews where students were
evaluated by managers from
Astoria Federal Savings and other representatives from local
After the interview sessions, the students received
feedback and tips on how to improve both their resume and interviewing
skills. A very collaborative day for students and mentors.
This year’s speakers included Carol Silva from News 12 Long Island, Kathy and Kenneth Walden from
On Track Skills Inc., and Bob Wolf, the founder of
HOPE: The Students’ Bridge to Business
program, which helps students confidently transition from school to
the business world. The speakers inspired the students with stories and
encouraged them to begin their career planning now by finding new and
varied internships and experiences.
Since 2001, Astoria Federal Savings has funded and coordinated the STARS program for
Trees High School. Astoria Federal’s
Levittown Branch Manager, Lois Cornibert, has helped coordinate the
interview program since its inception, serving as co-chair with
Trees School to Business Partnership teacher Carol Siegel.
We appreciate their support and dedication to our students.