• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

Pre-Interview: What Can Go Wrong?

What can go wrong typically before an interview?

You forget your resume, cover letter, your shirt is wrinkly, you forget the person’s name, you haven’t practiced sample interview questions, etc.

What happened to me?

Flat tire.

10. minutes. away.


So I was driving to a job interview (my second interview with this school!) and I was super close to the school… and thud. My tire sounded like it went over a pothole. I was on 65, definitely not many potholes. Then my light flickers on with a little popped tire picture. Panic ensues. I pull over (in lunch hour traffic) and call the school right away. Thankfully, they were incredibly understanding. Afterward, I called my insurance company. Then I realized my dad works 20 minutes away! It was about 25 minutes before he responded, but he was able to bring me to my interview! I was an hour later, but they were very understanding and accommodating. Being an hour late was so much better than having to wait 1.5 hours for the tow truck and then also having to reschedule the interview. At the interview, I had to teach a 10-15 minute lesson to first-graders. I had mentioned this to my professor and she said many schools are requiring mini-lessons to observe instead of a viewing a hefty portfolio. After the lesson I did, I was interviewed by a group of 3.

Stay tuned for the results of this interview!

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