Participating STRIDES students completed mock interviews at the Pulaski County Public Library with local business leaders. The mock interviews were designed to prepare students for real world interviews. Students learned skills such as proper hand shake, eye contact, body language, how to dress, types of questions that could be asked during an interview and types of questions to ask after the interview. STRIDES stands for Students Taking Responsible In Developing Employment Skills. STRIDES is a partnership between the Somerset High School Youth Service Center and The Housing Authority of Somerset. The STRIDES Program helps to prepare students for future employment and successful transition to adult life by raising awareness of the world of work.