Have you reaped the rewards of a bold career move? On Friday, November 7th, 2014, more than 50 professionals gathered at Environmental Charter High School’s 8th Annual Career Day to inspire our students with stories of risk and reward. From quitting high-paying jobs to follow a dream to giving up everything and moving cross country, speakers proved that fortune favors the bold.
Speakers, ranging from entrepreneurs and environmental activists to financial advisors and film editors, shared their stories. A handful of guests led workshops on interview skills, financial literacy, personal branding and resume writing. After sharing their stories, guests had a chance to hear from a handful of ECHS students about the risks they are taking as they follow their interests and passions. Senior David Melgoza has been helping provide homeless on Skid Row with proper medical care. Brittny Castillo, also a senior, explained how her background inspired the topic of her senior thesis: Immigration crisis of Central American refugee children at US/Mexico border. Juniors David A. Zambrano, Sara Reyes and Tulsi Patel, showed off their online portfolios, which have helped them in their college application process.
A huge thank you to the speakers, workshop leaders, visitors and especially our two keynote speakers, Ernest Baskerville from John R. Wooden Award and Brian Watt from KPCC, for their time, energy and inspiration.
We would also like to thank the sponsors that helped make Career Day possible: AAA Flag & Banner, Dogeared, Earth Friendly Products, Kleen Kanteen, Veggie Grill, Noah’s Bagels and Starbucks.
If you are interested in participating in our next Career Day on Friday, November 8, 2015, please contact us to share your ideas. We look forward to hearing from you!