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  • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 8:52 AM
    Message # 12092306

    Hello,

    I would like to know if you interview your college student volunteers.  If so, do you do them individually, as a group, in person or virtual?  We  currently do virtual group interviews with our students.  We are trying to see what the trend is and whether it's a waste of time to interview them when all of them end up being accepted into the program.  Are interviews required by The Joint Commission?  I would also like to know if you accept students on a daily basis or do you have enrollment periods for them?  Thank you for your feedback; it is very much appreciated!  Nancy

  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021 9:16 AM
    Reply # 12095941 on 12092306

    I do not interview college students.  I have one big group push in the spring and fall, but if they want to start anytime, I will allow that.  If a student is a first year student, I ask they wait a semester or year before they can start volunteering so they can get use to college life and figure out what they really would like to do.  

  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021 10:19 AM
    Reply # 12096046 on 12092306

    I do individual interviews, but have been thinking about trying a virtual format since most of my college students come from a school that is about 25 miles away. I prefer individual to group simply because I feel it helps me get to know them better, which helps with placement.

    I do have specific times when they can apply for each semester. I also determine a cut-off, based on a number of factors. After a certain point in the semester it is not efficient to place them knowing they will soon be leaving for Christmas break, summer, etc, and class schedule changes will necessitate changing their schedule (and possibly their department) with us.

  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021 9:47 PM
    Reply # 12097974 on 12092306

    Hello Nancy,

    I interview students individually in person (not all students are accepted).  I accept students on a daily basis.  There are many colleges that are close to the institution.   

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