Tuesday, November 20, 2012
CITY COUNCIL MEMBER NATALYN ARCHIBONG TO HOST TAKING ACTION TO OVERCOME
OBSTACLES (T.A.T.O.O.) MOCK INTERVIEW COMPETITION AMONG STUDENTS FROM FREDERICK
DOUGLASS HIGH AND CARVER SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY
ATLANTA – Atlanta City Council Member Natalyn Archibong is hosting
the Taking Action to Overcome Obstacles (T.A.T.O.O.) Mock Interview Competition
until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16 in the old Council Chamber, Atlanta City
Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.
More than a dozen seniors from Frederick Douglass High and
Carver School of Technology will compete for a mock internship position in the
White House. The winner of the competition will receive $100.
T.A.T.O.O. is a nonprofit organization that strives to create
opportunities for underserved youth through exposure to new experiences,
interaction with diverse role models, and engagement in authentic learning
One of the goals of the mock interview competition is to teach
the students résumé writing
and interviewing skills in preparation for life after high school. Over
the past few weeks, the students have participated in workshops that covered résumé, cover letter, and thank you letter writing
tips; proper interview attire; and tips for answering common interview
goal of the competition is for the students to envision themselves actually
applying for a position. Next year upon entering a two or four year
college, the students of Frederick
Douglass High and Carver School of Technology will be eligible to apply
for the prestigious White House Internship Program.
year a select group of young men and women are chosen from across the country to
dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the
community, and the nation. These committed citizens become a part of the White
House team. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include
conducting research, managing incoming inquiries, attending meetings, writing
memos, and staffing events.
While the interns’
responsibilities and tasks vary by department, all interns are united through
weekly events including a weekly speaker series with senior staff members and
small group meetings exploring different policy aspects of the Executive Office
of the President through speakers, discussion and off-site field trips. Most
importantly, the internship experience includes an emphasis on service and
interns participate in regularly scheduled service projects at schools and
non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C.