On February 12, 33 alumnae representing a multitude of career paths volunteered to spend the afternoon at 8th Grade Career Day. Middle School Dean of Students, Traci Keller, and the Student Council Officers kicked off the afternoon with a competitive alumnae trivia game highlighting twenty alumnae with cool careers ranging from directing the hit sitcom Modern Family to clerking for a Supreme Court Justice of the United States. Next, each eager 8th grader attended three of the ten different professional category panels. Following the panel sessions, students and alumnae joined back together for informal tabletop discussions in the dining hall.
We asked the students to comment on what they learned throughout the afternoon. Here are a few of their reflections; “work hard for your dreams, your future is never set in stone, be open-minded, try new things, always be true to yourself, trust your education, and make connections with alumnae because they can help you in your future career.”
If you are interested in participating in a future Career Day, please contact Director of Alumnae Relations Scottie Coombs at firstname.lastname@example.org.