May 3, 2014 -- Approximately 100 students turned out for North Shore High School's first Internship and Career Fair this past Thursday evening in the High School Cafeteria. The event, organized by internship coordinator Christine Halloran, gave students the opportunity to speak with local business people and professionals about their respective fields, and current juniors in particular, the chance to explore internship possibilities for next year's "Senior Experience."
The keynote speaker was Gary Miller, Executive Director for the Career Services Center at Hofstra University. In his fifteen minute address he offered words of advice to the North Shore Students on hand encouraging "know yourself well" in choosing the appropriate career path to follow. Using the acronym VIP, he said that young people need to understand their Values, Interests, and Personality, in order to find a line of work that they will love. In addition, he urged students to broaden their focus and to consider following a course of study that will enable them adapt to a rapidly changing workplace. He said it was likely that most of those seated there, would change jobs and careers many times over their adult lives.
Following Mr. Miller, North Shore High School Senior Melissa Hart, who interned for Ms. Halloran this past year, offered her thoughts on Senior Experience. She said she found her own internship very valuable, as it gave her the opportunity to see all the different types of experiences students were having, and has caused her to consider pursuing a career in education. She emphasized the importance of current Juniors to "choose something you really want to do."
After the speakers' remarks, students ventured off to tables manned by local professionals and small business owners, where they were given the opportunity to learn about different jobs and careers or to establish connections for next year's Senior Experience. The following people and businesses participated as "Career Ambassadors" at this past Thursday's Internship and Career Fair.
PARTICIPATING CAREER AMBASSADORS
Ms. Lynda Aron, Writing, The Writer Within
Ms. Angela Carillo, Business, Alegna Soaps
Ms. Eve Dorfman, Medical, Nursing
Ms. Cathy Elorriaga, Tim Madden, Journalism Northwordnews.com
Ms. Roberta Fox, Law, private practice
Ms. Deborah French, Business/Communications, Awe in Autism and Cakewalk Communications
Dr. Gary Galante, Optometry, Ophthalmologist in Glen Cove
Ms. Adrienne Garland, Business/Marketing, KMS Group Inc.
Ms. Marybeth Grieser, Mr. Edward Meyer, Ms. Nicole Russo, Nursing, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Ms. Lynn Higgins, Psychotherapy/Psychoanalyst, private practice
Mr. Paul Kenny, Law, Brooklyn Courts
Ms. Karen Kessler, Veterinarian
Ms. Raquel Knoell, Business/Design (Fashion), Thomas Knoell Designs
Ms. Kimberly Leary, Dance/Teaching, Glen Dance Studio
Ms. Stefanie Lipsey, Writing
Mr. Tim Madden, Journalism, Northwordnews.com
Ms. Binnie Meagher, Medical, Glen Cove Hospital
Dr. Hannah Mercurio, Veterinarian, Glen Animal Hospital
Ms. Joan Phillips, Animal Welfare, Animal Lovers League
Ms. Rachel Pino, Finance, Halliday Financial
Ms. Maria Recine, Banking, JP Morgan Chase
Mr. Kevin Reill, Software Architect/Healthcare, Technologies Allscripts
Ms. Carol Remy, Law, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Ms. Kathleen Reynolds, Finance, Securities Industry
Mr. Ron Rovner, Sales/Insurance, MetLife
Ms. Amy Salerno, Human Resources, Haddad Apparel Group
Mr. David Scheffel, Law, Dorsey & Whitney
Ms. Jennifer Scheffel, Law/Business
Mr. Michael Zayas, Business/Communications, Dream Maker Talent Management