Career Day Workshops - March 2017
Article by Nadia Boyea
On Friday March 24th, high school students had a half day where they could attend three different workshops. Each hour-long workshop provided the opportunity to learn about different career paths.
All Juniors were required to attend a workshop about job interviews and applications. Amina Puorro, a Greenville graduate herself, was the speaker in this workshop. She spoke about how to present yourself in front of future employers, better your job applications, how to create a cover letter and other job related tasks. Amina was very enthusiastic and it helped students engage in her discussion.
One of the workshops was for Architecture, Restoration and Historic Preservation. Ms. Blenis told groups about her various jobs working on projects with designing, cleaning and restoring different buildings, not only in New York but also along the East Coast. Students also heard a lot of information about the projects and assignments that were done in college, leading up to receiving architecture degree.
Another job-specific workshop was about Drug and Alcohol Prevention educators and counsellors from Twin County, a recovery service program. There were three speakers, each with their own specific and unique job descriptions. Each spoke about what they do and the role they play in the lives of students. Students learned about what prevention and intervention counsellors do. The main goal of those who work at Twin County is to educate people about the harmful effects of addiction and their work to prevent addiction and build character in students.