Planning for college and a career can be overwhelming for high schools students but the process got a little easier this week when Eastchester High School held its second annual Careers in Business Night.
On Wednesday, November 7th, representatives from approximately 40 careers shared their experiences and gave advice to students.
The participants work in a variety of fields including medicine, finance, education and communications. Companies included Bayer, NBC Sports, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs as well as entrepreneurs.
“We wanted to provide our students with an opportunity to explore areas of business outside of the classroom environment. It is beneficial for students to be able to talk to and ask questions of people who actually work in their fields,” said Eastchester High School Business Education teacher Lauren Stipo who organized the event with Amy Schlamkowitz.
Students had the opportunity to rotate around the different stations and ask pertinent questions. The night provided students who are already considering a particular career path with additional information. Meeting so many professionals under one roof assisted students who are still discerning their paths.
Senior Ralph Medici has attended Careers in Business Night for the past two years. “I thought it was a great opportunity because it allowed us to meet professionals from a large number of industries and positions. We were able to find out what their careers were all about and how they got where they are.”
Thank you to all the volunteers who attended and made the event a success.