Career Speaker Day at Aaron School
In November, various professionals visited Aaron School 30th Street to share information about their careers with the students. Students met with a chocolatier, a customer success manager at LinkedIn, a project manager with J3/Universal McCann, a public relations representative from Sisley Paris, and a lifeguard!
Corey Meyer is the co-owner of Little Bird, a candy company that specializes in creating deliciously spicy treats. Corey began his presentation by telling the students about starting up a small business. The students learned about turning an idea into a product from start to finish. This awesome chocolatier brought samples for the students to try too!
Alexander Veiregg is a customer success manager for the social networking site, LinkedIn. Alexander began his presentation explaining a bit about social media and how LinkedIn differs from some of the sites our students may use. The students learned how to professionally represent oneself, and how LinkedIn can connect someone to a job.
Hilary Gilmore is a product manager for J3/Universal McCann global media and advertising company. Hilary works with many major companies to advertise their products in the media. She spoke to the students about all of the thought and consideration that is put into where, when, and how companies run advertisements. The students learned about target audiences and product placement.
Christina Gordon is a public relations representative for Sisley Paris. Her job is to get Sisley Paris products into magazines. She spent time telling the students about the importance of communication and creativity in her field of work. The students were excited to hear about all of the celebrities that Christina gets to meet through her job. Christina even gave our students a sneak peek of a new product!
Mike Viele is a lifeguard who came in to talk to our students about summer jobs. He discussed different options for part-time jobs. Mike spent some time describing what it is like to be a lifeguard, why lifeguards are important, and the importance of safety. He even shared some tips on how to get a summer job!
Career Speaker Day is an annual event meant to give students exposure to the myriad of job opportunities. Students were very excited to meet all of these individuals from different career fields!