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Students learn about different jobs at Mount Vernon High School's Career Day

Students learn about different jobs at Mount Vernon High School's Career Day

Professionals working in a wide variety of industries visited Mount Vernon High School for Career Day on Friday, February 2, 2024. Student-ambassadors from the National Honor Society and the Her Honor Mentoring program led the professionals around the school and connected them with the students.  

Executive assistant speaking to students

Careers such as executive assistant, non-profit worker, judge, robotic system engineer and pilot were represented. They spoke about their careers, what they had to do to get there and advice for students.  

“There are college internships, so if you are interested in Mastercard, you can try in college for an internship,” said Adrienne Hills, executive assistant at Mastercard. She also explained the benefits of having a strong professional network, which can start with internships. “Networking is how I got most of my jobs." 

Ms. Hills also gave them advice on how to use LinkedIn to help find jobs and build a network. Another guest, a financial advisor, gave students advice on how to save their money, make smart decisions and set themselves up for the future financially. 

“I feel like it’s very important because we’re just exploring more options,” said Kimora Morrison, 11th grade student and Career Day student-ambassador at MVHS. “Especially for the future generations as the world is evolving, it’s better for us to see our options. I feel like this day is important to get younger kids to expand what they can do and see other options. I think it's really good to make these connections, because I am personally interested in my professional's career path, so I feel like it will help me to explore other options and see the bigger picture.” 

Judge speaking to students

Student-ambassadors traveled with their professionals to one class each period and introduced the professional to the classes. They also were able to network with them and receive career and life advice. 

“This is the year of impact, and we are hoping that as you step into the classrooms with these fantastic student ambassadors that you will share with their peers the impact that you are making in our society,” said Peggy Williams, guidance counselor at MVHS. “Students want to hear your stories.” 

Students listened to the advice from professionals and asked questions during their presentation. Each career representative visited up to five classrooms.  

“To me, I think this is a great thing because seeing people who have been through a lot talking to us today to make sure we’ll be a better person tomorrow means a lot,” said Rachida Tamimou Abdoulaye, 12th grade student at MVHS. “It gives me ideas of who I want to be and inspires me to work hard in the future.” 

Financial Advisor talking to students.
Judge standing in front of the students.
Student at interview.

Students flocked to the community center at Mount Vernon High School for the second job fair hosted by the Westchester-Putnam Career Center and Rye Playland on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Students applied and interviewed for various jobs such as ride operator and concession stand attendant.  

Panelist on stage at MVHS.

Students at Mount Vernon High School gathered in the auditorium for a masterclass on how to utilize self-care to help promote overall wellness on Thursday, February 9, 2024. Audience members were welcomed with healthy snack options, such as fruit and water before the presentation. 

Students listening to discussion.

Professionals working in a wide variety of industries visited Mount Vernon High School for Career Day on Friday, February 2, 2024. Student-ambassadors from the National Honor Society and the Her Honor Mentoring program led the professionals around the school and connected them with the students.  

Sade Loague

Sade Loague, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, is stirring things up in the kitchen through the Career Technical Education program. She is in her third year in Culinary Arts, which is one of the programs offered through CTE at the high school. Sade has worked in a kitchen and gained valuable hands-on experience catering school events.

Nursing students, instructor and blood mascot

Hospital beds and medical equipment lined the small gym at Mount Vernon High School for the blood drive hosted by the SkillsUSA Club. SkillsUSA is a student-led organization representing career and technical education students and teachers across the country. The blood drive, open to the community, was held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

CTE nursing students talking to middle schoolers.

Eighth grade students and their families gathered with excitement at Mount Vernon High School for the first Career and Technical Education Department Showcase on Thursday, January 11, 2024. Scholars and parents were able to learn more about program opportunities offered in CTE and have their questions answered during the showcase.