Law firm provides university interview training

| 04/11/2013

(CNS): Five local high school students were provided with training for scholarship interviews by the Human Resources department of law firm Maples and Calder last April. The mock interviews, which lasted 30 minutes each, were an opportunity for the students to gain realistic experience of a typical scholarship interview in preparation for their approaching time at university, the firm said in a release. Students were also advised on interview etiquette, which covered lessons on appropriate dress; when to arrive; what to bring; how to greet the interviewer; how to respond to interview questions; how to close the interview; and sending a follow-up thank you note.

"We are pleased we can offer this level of training to our local students," said Morven Bodden, Head of Human Resources in Maples and Calder's Cayman Islands office. "We hope they were able to take away some new knowledge and skills that will assist them down the road when they are preparing for their real scholarship and job interviews, wherever they may be."

The interviewed students represented St. Ignatius High School and have been accepted to several overseas universities, including Newcastle University and Keele University in the UK, St Leo University in Florida and University of the West Indies.

As a leading international law firm, Maples and Calder continues to seek the next generation of leaders by providing opportunities to Caymanians who exhibit initiative and a team-oriented attitude, Maples said.

Each year, the firm invites applications from young adults who are in the last years of their secondary education, or beginning their tertiary education, to work through the summer months within various teams. This year the firm afforded summer internship and work experience opportunities to almost 40 young Caymanians.

Each young person who steps through Maples and Calder's doors is given the opportunity to gain valuable experience, which allows them to sharpen their skills and cement their interest in any number of the fields the firm supports, including law, accounting, marketing, compliance, information technology, office administration, human resources and information services, to name a few.

Students who are interested in learning more about Maples and Calder's mock interview process should contact Morven Bodden at or +1 345 949 8066.

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