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Helping High School Seniors Prepare for
Soroptimist International of Pittsburg joins forces every year with 6 other Soroptimist Clubs in the Founders District to put on a program to help High School Senior Girls to prepare for whatever comes next after graduation.
Approximately 400 young women are in attendance, coming from Vallejo, Antioch, Pittsburg, Martinez, and whatever other districts were participating.
The morning events start at 8am, with the students signing up for classes in Finance Management, Interviewing skills, Life Planning, and Parenting.
For the Interviewing Skills sessions, the girls work one-on-one with a Coach, who is a member of Soroptimist and also someone who interviews prospective employees. The session can help give the attendee valuable insight into what sorts of things prospective employers look for in a candidate. Resumes, dress code, and suggested interview techniques are discussed, and the candidate will have the opportunity to go thru a mock interview, to review the new skills she has learned.
Financial Management covers everything from how to keep good records, balance a checkbook, and create and follow a budget.