“I think it’s a great idea and useful for students.”
"I thought it was going very well. I sat in on two presenters and both were very good. Students were interested and interacting with speakers."
"The feedback I am hearing all over from the students is really positive. You put a tremendous amount of work into the day. It is a very worthwhile day and brought a lot of insight to our student body about potential careers."
“Career Day put so many things into perspective and taught me that its ok if there are changes along the way.”
"Career Day at Clarke showed me that hard work pays off if you are willing to do it. I also realized that being able to do jobs like building a bridge or constructing a plumbing system is a strenuous task and takes the hard work of many people. After career day, I highly respect and would like to become one of the people in the work force who dedicate their lives to keeping everyone safe and to further us as a society."
"I thought that career day was very inspirational, and it gave me a better idea of the work that goes into doing what I want to do. I was prepared and took as many notes as possible, so I can use for the future to be successful."
“Thank you again for inviting me to participate in this very valuable project you have created. I am excited to continue collaborating with you and the bright, enthusiastic people you have collected to share their expertise and life experience. All real change comes from the ground up!”
"I really had a great time at the event. It was very well organized, and the students were great—they were engaged and asked all of the right questions. I would love to participate in another event if the opportunity arises. I also wanted to say thank you to you because participating in this event helped me reinvigorate my purpose for what I do each and every day. Sometimes we get so lost in the day to day that we forget why we do what we do, and this helped me to go back to my roots and refocus some of my energy!"
"It was a wonderful experience for me. You are an amazing lady! - I can see -Very impressive! If I can be of any help in the future just shout! Btw EVERY high school would benefit from such an event - you MUST reach out to ALL of them!"
“I sat in on the surgeon's presentation; it was great! He told the kids things they never would have learned by reading about a career. he had advice for them about classes, schools, undergrad, etc.”
"Having alumni come was a great idea. It gave students connections that OB people are successful! It was an excellent way for students to get firsthand information from people in different fields in a short amount of time. I loved it and thought it was well organized and an overall success!"
"Career Day connects students with business leaders to give them an inside look at major industries and to better understand what it takes to get to where these professionals are. It’s an excellent opportunity for students to explore different career pathways."
“I think there are so many opportunities at these kids’ fingertips, so the ability to tap into people in various industries and learn about them is fascinating. The most rewarding part is having the opportunity to inspire anybody in that room, and not necessarily about entertainment. It can be something that they’re passionate about. I really think that as a career, you should do something that you’re passionate about. I don’t want them to think they can only clock in and out at some job. They can create their life plan right now. So why not have it be about something they’re passionate about—or be about something they can become passionate about? If I can inspire that, that’s cool.”
"Sharing information about how diverse an artistic career can be and seeing the students inspired by that, also great to hear what they initially thought an artist did."
"I was glad to help support such a wonderful cause! If I can reach one student or increase the interest of a student, it would feel a success."
"[Kids] have some vague ideas of how to get to what they want to do. They don’t hear the true story about how to get to their chosen profession,” Castellano said. “There’s a lot of mystery behind becoming a physician. You wouldn’t think so, but there is. There is a little misinformation there too, like the fact that you must be a science major. You don’t have to be. Or that you must take a thousand AP courses in high school or that you can’t be squeamish about blood. All those things are not necessarily true. I think it’s important to get the inside information. Besides that, they get to hear about careers they may never have heard of."
“I learned how the times have changed with what these people learned and how it's taught or paid for by today. I obtained more insight on these jobs and the diversity of how much there's needed to learn and what each job handles.”
"Career Day showed me you can go anywhere with engineering. You're always learning and it’s constantly changing/developing, which is a beautiful thing."
"Aviation has so many jobs that I didn’t even know existed. I’ll definitely look more into the army because they definitely provide a lot more financial relief that I didn’t even know they provided."