Hicksville Middle School | 2022


We were thrilled to bring our third program to Hicksville Public Schools. We presented Full-Day programs at the High School, both in 2020 and 2021.

In 2022, we were hosted at Middle School to present our Virtual Panel Style Assembly. More than three hundred students were inspired and had a fantastic experience listening to three incredible speakers; Sam Burlingame, an expert in the sales and tech industry; Dr. Eishdeep Cattry, a young professional expert in the pharmaceutical industry; and Renee Flagler, entrepreneur, author, and passionate leader.

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May 19th, 2022 - Effie Rafaelides, Supervisor of Guidance Services K-12 at Hicksville School District; Guest Speakers Sam Burlingame, Renee Flagler and Eishdeep Cattry; and Beth Bucheister, Career Day Inc. Executive Director


Renee Flagler

Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Long Island, author, business strategy coach, and passionate leader living her dream journey and helping others live theirs.

Coaching and Nonprofit Industry

Sam Burlingame

Head of Sales Engineering at LoanStreet with a track record of leading cross-functional collaborations to define the vision, achieve consensus, and drive change.

Sales and Tech Industry

Eishdeep Cattry

Senior Manager, Medical Affairs Neuromuscular at Biogen. She helps educate patients and doctors about rare disease medications as a pharmacist.

Pharmaceutical Industry


Thanks to Hicksville Middle School Administration, Board of Education, Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal, and Counselors for hosting this fantastic program. Special thanks to Effie Rafaelides Supervisor of Guidance Services K-12 for organizing this program.

Thanks to all speakers for their committed participation and support of our mission.

Thanks to everyone involved in participating and supporting us in our mission to inspire students through career choice awareness.