"Schools look to counselors to provide their students with academic, career, and emotional support. In an interview context, come prepared to discuss how you would motivate students to succeed in the classroom, provide effective input on career development, or tend to an emotionally tense situation."
How do you intervene with at risk students?
I start by talking to the students and work with them to set personal goals. I often suggest getting involved with sports teams or after school programs.
Listen, talk, empathized, together find a solution. But, put the power back in the student’s hands.