Career Day Inc. Hosts Inaugural Event at Oyster Bay High School
Career Day Inc. proudly presented its inaugural event at Oyster Bay High School on December 2, 2016. The program ran from 8:00 am until around 1:00 pm. Approximately 375 students from grades 10, 11 and 12 circulated throughout the school to hear four presentations by professionals after choosing from the over 50 career possibilities. Click Here to see all the presenters.
The wide range of careers offered will vary from plumber and electrician to acting New York Supreme Court Judge, an award winning restaurant owner/chef to Documentary Filmmaker and Acupuncturist. Each of these professionals have taken various paths to reach their career goals and the students will be engaged in thoughtful discussions based upon their interests.
After the presentations, there was a luncheon, sponsored by Oyster Bay Rotary Club, at which the students and professionals were able to interact informally. The day closed with an assembly entitled, "Thriving in the 21st Century Workplace," presented by Debbi Honorof, Marketing Director of Continuing Education at Hofstra University. Phil Rugele of eGifter and Director of Launchpad Huntington, a work-space for entrepreneurs and innovative technologists was there to explain to students what to expect and how to prepare for a successful job interview.
This format of the Career Day Inc. event is special for a variety of reasons. Career Day Inc. was formed to foster students' self-esteem and a sense of purpose as they move through high school and onward to their life's work. Just as in a liberal arts college education, they can experiment by learning of professions they may have not otherwise known. In addition, there will be a $1000 scholarship in connection with the Career Day Inc. event. The Arie Bucheister Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to support an outstanding student(s) who, by their efforts, demonstrates the effect that Career Day 2016 has had on their future goals, education or training. The winner(s) will be announced in the late spring of 2017.
Arie Bucheister believed that success is available in the head and the hands of each individual. It is not measured by the number of degrees or money earned but by the efforts one makes to fulfill their life in meaningful and productive ways.
For any questions regarding this event, please contact Beth Bucheister at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 917-548-0388.