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Professionals talk about their careers

The most interesting thing about Career Day is that we get to see things we never see or learn, the cops impacted me the most because of the dog and he also works at a subway and fights crime,” seventh grader Michael Giakoumas said. Photo attributions to Janae Kea.
“The most interesting thing about Career Day is that we get to see things we never see or learn, the cops impacted me the most because of the dog and he also works at a subway and fights crime,” seventh grader Michael Giakoumas said. Photo attributions to Janae Kea.
"The most interesting thing about Career Day is that we get to see things we never see or learn, the cops impacted me the most because of the dog and he also works at a subway and fights crime,” seventh grader Michael Giakoumas said. Photo attributions to Janae Kea.
“The most interesting thing about Career Day is that we get to see things we never see or learn, the cops impacted me the most because of the dog and he also works at a subway and fights crime,” seventh grader Michael Giakoumas said. Photo attributions to Janae Kea.

by Melissa Chen and Nicole Yu, staff reporters

Parents, guardians, and community members took a day off of work to talk to students about their professions on Wednesday, December 2nd.

“The best thing about my job is that it’s really flexible. You’re able to be a teacher [for pharmacy], a person over the counter at a pharmacy, and more. You can work half-time, full-time, and choose what days you want to work,” pharmacist Eileen Hunt said.

They talked about the education and training they received that helped prepare them for their profession. They also shared stories about their jobs and what makes it interesting.

“The thing I like most about my job is you get to watch people not being able to move or walk one day to being able to walk or move after going to physical therapy,” physical therapist Andrea Kleess said.

There were many different professions in attendance: doctors, nurses, NYPD, pharmacists, engineers, FDNY, journalists, attorneys, and more. Many of the adults that came knew or was related to someone at the school.

“The most interesting thing about Career Day is that we get to see things we never see or learn, the cops impacted me the most because of the dog and he also works at a subway and fights crime,” seventh grader Michael Giakoumas said.

Each visitor was assigned four to five rooms to go to within two periods along with a student ambassador and/or student government escorts to show them the way.

After, each guest was invited to a press conference, held in the pub lab, broadcast student, Daniel Dougherty asked them questions about their professions, like what inspired them and what were some challenges they had to overcome.

“I help babies who are a couple months old that have problems with their lungs, or something similar to that. My job is a really emotional one because some babies do go home, and some don’t, and that’s really sad. The worst part about it is that some babies don’t make it,” registered nurse Katherine Monte said.

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