Angie De Angelis, Account Executive for Employment Technologies, and Mikkal Hart Murunga, Director of Youth Development, Communications & Partnerships for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, help empower students for career success.
Members of the Keystone Club, the leadership development program within the Boys & Girls Club, got a first-hand introduction to the realism and accuracy of job simulations this past July 11 at the Boy & Girls Club 2019 National Keystone Conference College & Career Expo staged at the J.W. Marriott at Grand Lakes in Orlando. The demonstration was led by Account Executive Angie De Angelis of Employment Technologies – the pioneer and world’s leading developer of job simulations for talent assessment.
Ms. De Angelis introduced the Keystone Club members, ages 14 to 18, to interactive job simulations and oversaw a hands-on opportunity for club members to practice their job interview skills, utilizing Employment Technologies EASyView Virtual Interview software. “This provided the teens with a risk-free way to experience responding to actual interview questions, recording their answers, then replaying their video responses to evaluate and improve their skills and confidence levels,” she explained.
“Getting these teens acquainted with the advanced technologies leading companies are using to assess talent and identify the best candidates rewards both these highly-motivated young people and the hiring organizations,” pointed out Ms. De Angelis. “It makes them think about how to present themselves to prospective employers and how to highlight their strengths.”
Keystone Clubs provides leadership development opportunities for young people. Teens participate in activities focused on academic success, career preparation, and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club, and community. Keystone Club activities include participation in job fairs, college and career development, and exploration of a wide range of career sectors.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Every day, nearly 4 million young people enter the doors of a Boys & Girls Club. Clubs provide outcome-driven club experiences and life-changing programs, during out-of-school hours, in public housing and public schools, on Native lands, in rural areas and inner cities, and on U.S. military installations around the world – wherever kids need us most. Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s vision is simple: We want to assure that all kids are on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and leading a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about our reach and impact, visit www.bgca.org.