28 Apr Fourth Annual Career Day a Success!
Hope Partnership’s Fourth Annual Career Day was held this year on March 31st. Professionals from the government, business, science, entertainment and arts worlds all gathered at Hope to speak with the students about their careers and what it took for them to achieve so many of their goals and aspirations. Anton Moore, a speaker at the Democratic National Convention requested by Hillary Clinton and the founder/CEO of Unity in the Community, joined us as the keynote speaker to discuss resiliency and his path to success.
As Anton concluded, students broke off into smaller groups to hear professionals speak on their careers. The morning session included a policeman, a makeup artist, political staff members, business men and women, an engineer, an attorney and a molecular biologist. The students had the opportunity to ask individual questions on professions where they have an interest. Following a pizza lunch for the students and a networking lunch for the guests, the afternoon session began. This year, we requested more active roles from our afternoon guests. The students enjoyed boot camp training from a member of the Navy, yoga class, hip hop dance instruction and an interactive rap performance by a local Philly artist. We concluded the day with an energetic farewell from our guests.
Hope’s Young Professional’s Committee (YPC) manages the event and did an outstanding job recruiting diverse professionals to speak about their careers (or perform them!) Thank you so much YPC!
Interested in participating next year and inspiring our students? Contact Samantha Hall, Director of Development, to learn more.