- Stony Brook University’s Career Center is partnering with the university's school of nursing to provide 160 nursing students simulated job interviews for a medical surgical unit to boost the future graduates’ prospects for job placement.
- The interviews will be conducted by graduate students of the Long Island, New York institution and nurse managers from regional hospitals, with the goal of securing feedback on their interview performance and presentation of application materials.
- Officials said the pilot program is designed to bridge the gap between local industries and academic programs at Stony Brook.
Stony Brook's partnership focuses on job-entry elements as an add-on to classroom instruction, which in nursing, typically provides the exposure to technical expertise, bedside manner skills and knowledge base in preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
Many colleges offer students incubator space or case competitions to develop entrepreneurial skills, and are placing high value on innovation as a part of undergraduate instruction. But few programs offer an industry-specific blueprint for effective interviewing.
Stony Brook's program is the kind of initiative that is relatively easy to facilitate, designed to encourage student participation, and an effective way to engage corporate partners on campus.