April 24 2023

Step Up mock interviews help Minneapolis youth gain new skills and confidence

Step Up mock interview volunteer shakes the hands of a youth participant

In partnership with the City of Minneapolis, the annual Step Up mock interviews were back in person this year for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. We were thrilled to welcome new and returning community volunteers and Step Up youth participants back to the Minneapolis Convention Center for this annual event! 

Each spring, the mock interviews connect youth participants with volunteers for one-on-one coaching and support to practice their job interview skills in preparation for summer Step Up internships and other career opportunities. 

Each volunteer interviewed 3-5 young people and provided constructive feedback for strengthening their skills and professional presentation. Volunteers received an orientation and sample questions before the interviews.

Thanks to everyone who joined us this year to support Step Up youth in preparing for their summer internships!

Join us for the mock interviews in spring 2024!  Sign up via our volunteer interest form. 

Catch a glimpse of our 2023 Step Up mock interviews

Hand shaking
Smiling young person at table
Conversation with volunteer and young person
Young person smiling
Young woman in hijab
Volunteer kneeling
Volunteer in purple blazer
Volunteer with very big smile
Smiling volunteer
Smiling young person