Senior Exit Interviews Allow Students to Reflect on Their Educational Journey and Look to the Future

On Friday, May 22nd, Seniors participated in Senior Exit Interviews, this year conducted online through Google Meet. Senior Project Coordinator Natalie Grattan shares, "Senior Exit Interviews are a Baldwin High School tradition in late May each year; senior students view this as their last 'rite of passage' before graduation. The ending to this school year is something no one could have anticipated, however; it presents us with a new opportunity. Online interviewing offers students a valuable learning experience that is a relevant skill when so many employers are working and hiring online."

The project requires seniors to assess their job plans, seek feedback from professionals who work in their fields of interest, and crunch the numbers to be sure they can afford the education and certifications that their careers require. Then seniors make solo presentations to exit panels consisting of Baldwin's teachers, administrators, and staff. Local volunteers offer insights and guidance, especially if they have experience in a career field that Baldwin's seniors are particularly interested in. In many cases, feedback from a senior panel has had a serious impact on a student's career plans.