Written by: Anthony Coretti|
Photos by: Anthony Coretti|
On March 15, 2018, The Morgan School held its first Career Day during school hours. This event made great use of the half day. On average there were 3-4 professionals for each career cluster, so in total there were about 18 professionals representing different careers.
Students and staff shared their thoughts on the day’s activities. “It was very informative as well as entertaining, very nice break from school,” senior Lily Cummings told the PawPrint. However, Lily also thought that it was “a bit long and the groups too big.”
English teacher Leslie Chausse said,”It gave students an opportunity to hear from career professionals in their fields. They had a Q+A time, and it was a good use of a half day.” Mrs. Chausse was also disappointed at the lack of senior participation. She said, “Quite a few seniors from my advisory did not come to school. It was unfortunate that they missed out on the opportunity to learn about different careers.”
One student who was upset about the careers represented was Senior Joey Piacentini. Joey told said they “should add business/accounting,” but Joey also thought carer day was “very good if you are interested in those types of jobs.”
PTA member Laura Colebank explained that the PTA” will look forward to student feedback as career day is an evolving event.”
Students took a survey after attending the three sessions. Some of the feedback is listed below.
“I got to learn more about the behind the scenes of theatre.”
“The best part about this session was learning about all of the different jobs in the art program and learning that in the art department you get to do so much more than just performing.”
“Seeing how all of the fields were connected and learning about related fields.”
“Information was extremely valuable and interesting, but three sessions was a lot to sit through.”
The day was well choreographed with the help of the guidance department and the PTA. With the student feedback, guidance and the PTA are hoping to revise the format for next year’s career day. We look forward to seeing next year’s Career Day in 2019.