Jacobsen Qualifies for State FCCLA STAR Competition
Shayla Jacobsen returned as District Champion in Job Interview from the District 8 FCCLA STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competition which was held January 25th at Wayne State College. She was awarded a gold medal and qualified for the State FCCLA STAR Competition. The state competition will be held in Lincoln, April 2-4, in conjunction with the FCCLA State Conference.
To compete in Job Interview, Jacobsen was required to develop a portfolio and participate in a job interview. The portfolio consisted of a job specification sheet, job application, cover letter, resume, letters of recommendation, example of her ability to communicate in written form, examples of special skills related to the job, and essays explaining her career-related education and educational enhancement opportunities. She then participated in an interview for the job she applied for in her portfolio. Through the interview process she was required to communicate a personal understanding of job requirements, use the portfolio to support her responses, and answer questions about the portfolio.
STAR Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through cooperative, individualized, and competitive activities. Competitive events promote the FCCLA Mission to focus on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader. Each event and activity are designed to help members develop specific lifetime skills in character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. Competitive events provide additional opportunities to showcase college and career-ready knowledge, skills, and abilities; promote the FCCLA chapter as an integral part of the Family and Consumer Sciences education program; and to connect with peers and the community.