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Protégé Internship Program Placement - 2017

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Protégé Internship Program

Protégé Candidates 2017

Our new group of candidates have started their Career Preparation Class and are off to a great start. What a good looking gathering.  Wish them luck!

Protégé Celebration – June 8th

Protégé Placement 2016

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Local Business Owner Helps Empower Protégé Internship Program Candidates

After spending nearly 30 years in corporate America with Merrill Lynch, Mr. Gary Vartabedian became an entrepreneur when he purchased Armand’s Pizzeria at 4159 North Western Avenue. Fortunately, he had not gotten rid of his “calling on IBM” suit and has found a good use for it here at St. Benedict Preparatory School. 

He has generously donated his time and expertise in interviewing by coming back four years in a row to facilitate mock interviews for our Protégé Internship Program candidates. After each student has learned to prepare a resume, cover letter and list of references they participate in a relatively ‘lifelike’ mock interview. They are videotaped and evaluated.

No wonder business owners tell us our students interview better than most college graduates – they practice those hard questions – before they shake hands with their future employers!

Thank you Mr. Vartabedian and please keep that suit for a good long while! 


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