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Professional Convention Management Association

June 02 2016

GMC PCMA Partners with Inspiration Corporation

Katherine McLaughlin, CMP
GMC PCMA partnered with Inspiration Corporation for their Mock Interview Day on Thursday, May 12, at their offices in Chicago. Inspiration Corporation's Mock Interview Day is a part of their Employment Services program, specifically the Employment Preparation Workshop. The Employment Services program helps participants enter or reenter the workforce. Elements of this program include employment preparation training, career services, transportation assistance, employer outreach, referrals to training and education, and job placement and retention services to low-income and homeless individuals in the Chicago area.
Prior to the Mock Interview Day on May 12, participants partook in a 60-hour, four-week course that covers topics such as self-esteem, communication, financial management and goal setting in addition to resume writing and employment networking. Near the conclusion of the workshop, participants have a mock interview to simulate real life so they are ready when the time comes. This is where GMC PCMA came in.

GMC PCMA members Antoinette Gonzales with Aries Charter Transportation, Pat Fabijanski with Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, and Jeanne Darling with Chicago Association of Realtors, were mock interviewers for the day. They each interviewed about two candidates for "XYZ Inc" and found the experience very inspirational.

GMC PCMA is looking forward to partnering with Inspiration Corporation on their next event in the near future!

About the Author

Katherine McLaughlin, CMP is a Meeting Manager with the Institute of Food Technologists and a member of PCMA's Greater Midwest Chapter Community Services Committee.