Panel Interviews

St. Mary's Academy is offering an authentic chance for SMA students to develop career readiness skills, practice professional interview skills and gain mentorship. This event aims to foster mentorship for our Grade 12 students leaving SMA and embarking on post-secondary and career experiences. 

Time & Place

Date and Time

Thursday, April 4, 2019
1:30pm to 6:00pm


Durocher Library

Grade 12 students who choose to participate in Panel Interviews are excused from afternoon classes but must be at SMA for their scheduled 30-minute Panel Interview. Students only have to be in the building for their interview round. 

Student portfolios will include a resume, a letter of reference, a piece that exhibits a growth mindset, and a small body of work that documents skills and experiences.

Panel Interviews will run 30-minutes in length beginning with introductions, a 10-minute student-led portfolio presentation, 5-minute Question and Answer, and 5-minutes of feedback given by the panel.  


Students are required to RSVP by March 9, 2018 to Ms. Lindsey Fennell at, and include their top 2 vocational areas of interest, and a preferred time slot.

Interview Slots

Round 1: 1:45 - 2:15
Round 2: 2:15 - 2:45
Round 3: 2:45 - 3:15 

Coffee / Snack Break for panelists and participants to mingle 

Round 4: 3:50 ~ 4:20
Round 5: 4:20 ~ 4:50
Round 6: 4:50 ~ 5:20

Break 5:20 - 6:00 food provided for panelists and participants

Round 7: 6:00 - 6:30
Round 8: 6:30 ~ 7:00