What an awesome day! Our Linkers had the opportunity to meet over 70 professionals during the school’s annual Career Day last month. Students were inspired by our wonderful guests’ stories of their jobs and career paths, mentored by a group of terrific role models, and informed and entertained by several phenomenal keynote speakers. Again, volunteer Dr. Michele Scott organized the day, attracting a number of exceptional professionals to meet with our students.
We were excited to have as speakers, two Link alumni – Ashaki Larkin’94 and Nicole Singletary ’92. Additionally students heard from Elnardo Webster, former Pittsburgh Steeler and now an attorney; Keicey Castle, assistant director of EOP at NJIT; Willie Cole, African American artist and Tobias Truvillion, actor.
During the course of the day, students attended interactive panel discussion about a wide variety of fields: construction, transportation, law, business, medicine and health related areas, education, the arts, communications, IT, architecture, and much more. They also had a mentoring session – guests meeting with students in small groups, talking about the importance of image and making good decisions.
Link’s mission is to prepare students for high school and beyond, to become resourceful and responsible citizens of the world. Our goal in Career Day is to expose students to many accomplished professionals from a variety of career fields, so they can see what the future could hold for them. We thank Dr. Scott and our guests for supporting Link and our students in our mission.