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Holstein Association launches virtual interview contest for youth


In these unique times, we are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our skill sets and real life experiences. The Holstein Association USA has announced a new Virtual Interview Contest, a program is designed to prepare youth for real world opportunities, giving them the chance to sharpen their resume writing and interview skills. The top three winners in each age division will be awarded cash prizes.

The Virtual Interview Contest is open to youth ages 12 to 21 as of January 1, 2020. Individuals must be a Junior member of Holstein Association USA to be eligible.

Youth will be split into three categories based on age. Individuals in the junior division (ages 12 to 14 as of January 1) will apply for a mock scenario award trip to World Dairy Expo. In the intermediate division (ages 15 to 17) youth will be applying for a mock educational scholarship. Finally, youth in the senior division (ages 18 to 21) will be applying for a dream career of their choosing.

Applicants will be judged on their combined cover letter and resume score. Up to 15 applicants from each age division will be selected for a virtual interview with a panel of three judges. Every individual who participates will be given written feedback on their cover letter and resume.

Cash prizes of $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place will be awarded in the junior and intermediate divisions. In the senior division, youth will be given cash prizes of $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place.

Entries are currently being accepted and interested youth should send a cover letter and resume corresponding to their appropriate age division to by November 1, 2020. Youth who make it to the virtual interview round will be announced in mid-November with interviews to follow in late November or December.

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