Moline Foundation grant helping students with job interviews - Black Hawk College

Moline Foundation grant helping students with job interviews

woman wearing mask at desk with computer & ring light
Student Eva Mawi tests the computer, microphone and ring light in the Career Services Center’s new virtual interview room.

Thanks to a grant from the Moline Foundation, Black Hawk College students now have a quiet, uninterrupted place to do a virtual job interview.

The $1,500 grant was used to purchase a computer, microphone and ring light for a new virtual interview room in the Career Services Center at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.

“We really appreciate the Moline Foundation’s support to make this interview room a reality,” said Angela Striegel, coordinator of career planning/placement.

“We have so many students without reliable internet,” she said. “We thought it would be a good resource to have a room available for students to have a quiet space for job interviews.”

For the past year, virtual interviews have replaced most in-person interviews.

“Virtual interviews are here to stay, and we anticipate this service being utilized well into the future,” Striegel said.

The Career Services Center at Black Hawk College offers free employment assistance to students as well as community members. Staff can help job seekers prepare their résumé and cover letter, practice interviewing skills, learn how to dress for an interview and much more.

Learn more about the Career Services Center at Black Hawk College.

To schedule an appointment, call 309-796-5626 or email Angela Striegel at striegela@bhc.edu.