Twenty-eight Link 8th grade students visited Novartis in East Hanover, NJ, on October 26th for the annual Novartis Multicultural Teen Corporate Mentoring Program. Besides introducing students to the pharmaceutical industry, this one-day program provides students with “real-world, practical guidance on planning a path to academic and professional success.” Students, ours and those from many schools in the area, heard from inspirational speakers – successful role models in various corporate careers. They were impressed by a “Fireside Chat and Q&A” with Mr. Joel Bervell, known on social media as the “Medical Mythbuster.” Students moved into breakout sessions conducted by Novartis personnel for transferable skill-building exercises, including interviewing, networking, and how to do an “elevator pitch.” Our students rated this as a very positive and enlightening event. They enjoyed meeting students from other schools and successful professionals.
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