Ryan Schmidt, HR Generalist at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, volunteered as an interviewer at the Xtreme Beginnings symposium. On April 3, Ryan interviewed high school students in practice job interviews to help them prepare to enter the job market and learn interviewing skills.

This was the 19th annual event sponsored by Xtreme Beginnings, which included a Career and Higher Education Expo, Personal Branding and Practice Interviews. More than 700 students in grades 10-12 were expected to attend.

Xtreme Beginnings is part of the School-to-Career Initiative in Wake County. This partnership between the education and business communities has been offered to Wake County students for 23 years.

The event was held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh.