interview intensive

Preparing for College, Scholarships, and Job Interviews

For students at Ben Lippen School
Grades 9
12

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

“One of the most important tips I learned through ICC’s interview training is that an interview is simply an opportunity to share meaningful and life-changing stories. By taking the time to find those stories and practice sharing them effectively, I no longer find interview settings intimidating; in fact, I’m often excited when I get the opportunity to interview. I know it’s precisely this confidence, comfort, and excitement that I now bring to real interviews that has helped me acquire a substantial scholarship for college, various positions of leadership, and two internships that even my college advisor doubted I would get into on my first application!
~ Luke Peyton, Junior at Messiah University

registration

Wednesday, June 26
10:20 am – 4:00 pm
Lunch is included.

 $125

 Only $99 if you register before midnight on June 12!

 The Interview Intensive is part of a larger event, ICC’s 4-day International Convention where families from the US and several countries around the world convene for life-giving community and growth in becoming “ready to speak.” Click on Home above to find out more!

SCHEDULE
  • 10:20 am  Check-in Jones Center Lobby
  • 10:45 am  Interview Showcase*
  • 12:00 pm  Lunch
  • 12:554:00 pm  Workshops 

*Join a large audience to watch as experienced students participate in a job interview and receive feedback from invited evaluators.

OBJECTIVES
  • Learn the most common behavioral interview questions used to assess soft skills.
  • Understand the question behind the question. 
  • Mine your stories to highlight your skills and experience.
  • Practice poise and impromptu speaking.
  • Receive interview coaching.

FACULTY

Gary Gunther

Director, Capital Investment & Long Range Planning, U.S. Navy

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Retired United States Naval Commander and Licensed Professional Engineer, Gary Gunther currently develops long range plans to address Navy facility challenges and develops facility sustainment policy. Serving 22 years in the Navy, Gary served at sea as a Surface Warfare Officer before transferring to the Civil Engineer Corps, where he was responsible for civil engineering projects at several naval stations around the world. Gary has reviewed resumes for and interviewed hundreds of people for a variety of positions. He volunteers much of his time for the Institute for Cultural Communicators serving any way he can, but mostly as facility coordinator at ICC international events. He has become a much-loved member of the ICC community.

Ka-Neng Au

Archivist, OMF International in Singapore

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Ka-neng Au lives and breathes information, having spent over 30 years of his life as a research librarian, including six years teaching at Rutgers University. He’s achieved a Masters in Library Service and has presented at professional conferences in the US, Europe, and Asia. Having served on countless hiring committees for University positions, Ka-Neng enjoys mentoring the next generation to gain confidence and become competent in the interview process at ICC events.

In response to God’s leading to service in Asia, he and his wife Eunice joined OMF International in 2018. Au is now the Archivist based in Singapore, preserving the historical documents of OMF International and the China Inland Mission for an ever-changing world and to mobilize next gen Christians for missions. He provides research assistance to colleagues around the world, especially about missionaries and CIM-OMF organizational history.

john mclean, md

Physician, Entrepreneur, and ICC Board Member

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Dr. John McLean sees a better future — he’s a visionary and an entrepreneur. Besides his work as a physician, his latest project was the building and running of a new kind of hospital, a neighborhood hospital. As the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer and as the owner of urgent care facilities, he’s employed hundreds of professionals. He’s thought a lot about what a good interview looks like and enjoys helping students prepare for them.

All of his six children and four of his grandchildren have benefited from ICC training. He’s convinced that they will be better prepared for their careers as well as for their family and church communities.

sam hoisington

Chick-fil-A Team Leader in Maryland and ICC Alumnus

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Lover of all things games, trivia, and Chick-Fil-A, Sam was the 1st Place Champion in the Interview event at the 2019 International Championship. As part of Chick-fil-A’s management team, he has helped conduct interviews for new employees. Sam regularly volunteers his time with ICC as the transportation and facilities coordinator at ICC events and at the Training Center. More recently Samuel has also been serving as a staff mentor, passing on his experience to new staff members. ICC students look up to him as a prime example of leadership through serving. 

louise ruff

Arts Management Assistant for Varna International and ICC Alumna

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Louise Ruff is an ICC graduate who had seven years of practice preparing for the interview event at ICC tournaments, achieving 2nd place at the 2022 International Championship. She went on to serve on the 2022 Fall Ambassador Team. She’s from Ridgeway, South Carolina and loves taking in the beauty of the outdoors with dog Beau. Louise has a passion for music and for old things. ICC has always been a safe place for her to share her ideas and use her voice, so she returns often to the ICC community to mentor others to understand that their voice matters.

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Research Librarian, OMF, Singapore

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Ka-neng Au lives and breathes information, having spent over 30 years of his life as a research librarian, including ten years teaching at Rutgers University. He’s achieved a Masters in Library Service and has presented at professional conferences in the US, Europe, and Asia. He serves currently on staff at OFM, cataloguing resources and providing documents to missionaries around the world.

john mclean, md

Physician, Entrepreneur, and ICC Board Member

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Dr. John McLean sees a better future — he’s a visionary and an entrepreneur. Besides his work as a physician, his latest project was the building and running of a new kind of hospital, a neighborhood hospital. As the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer and as the owner of urgent care facilities, he’s employed hundreds of professionals. He’s thought a lot about what a good interview looks like and enjoys helping students prepare for them.

All of his six children and four of his grandchildren have benefited from ICC training. He’s convinced that they will be better prepared for their careers as well as for their family and church communities.

louise ruff

 Arts Management Assistant for Varna International and ICC Alumna

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Louise Ruff is an ICC graduate who has had seven years of practice preparing for the interview event at ICC tournaments, achieving 2nd place at the 2022 International Championship. served on our 2022 Fall Ambassador Team, now serving as a Team Liasion. She’s from Ridgeway, South Carolina and loves taking in the beauty of the outdoors with her 90-pound dog named Beau. Louise has a passion for music (whether teaching herself piano, listening to records, or leading worship at her church) and for old things (movies, books, buildings, etc.). ICC has always been a safe place for her to share her ideas and use her voice, and she’s excited to mentor others to understand that their voice matters.

business & Ministry package

Adult 2-day experience

$306

Tuesday and Wednesday
June 25–26

Meals
          ~Tuesday and Wednesday lunch & dinner

Programming  
          ~Coach learning labs Tuesday & Wednesday      
          ~Synergy Reception & Mission Marketplace
            Tuesday 
7:30–9:30 pm
            Introduce yourself on our program (1 minute).
            Set up a table and invite reception attendees to chat.
          ~ICCFS Showcase & Awards Ceremony Wednesday am
            Coach Luncheon Wednesday

Tell us about your organization!
Underwriting our Synergy Reception, Coach Luncheon, or ICCFS Awards Ceremony includes additional 3-5 minutes on our Community Gathering platform.    

Check-in
Check in at 3:00 am Tuesday at the Jones Center at CIU, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Housing in not included in this package.

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