Catering director Katherine Redash and pastry chef Allison Shapiro spoke to Lynbrook North and South Middle School students about their careers as professional chefs. (Credit: Rosemary Leonetti, Syntax)
Local professionals from many walks
of life volunteered their time to speak at the Lynbrook North and South Middle
School Career Fair last week.
To start students thinking about the world of career
options open to them, the presenters spoke about their educational backgrounds
and skills and revealed details about a typical workday in their professions.
They also talked about the most enjoyable and most challenging parts of their
Students from both schools gathered at North Middle School, where they
attended demonstrations by an attorney, an author, a catering manager, a
communications director, a construction manager, a copywriter, a firefighter,
an insurance agent, an opera singer, a pastry chef, a physical therapist, a
police officer, a teacher and a veterinarian.
get the most out of the experience, students began studying career options, completing
an online career interest inventory, which enabled them to explore careers that
matched their personality types.
to the event, middle school guidance counselors Jennifer Arena and Amanda Tambe
spoke to all eighth-grade classes to describe the careers of the presenting speakers.
Students were then able to select their top four choices. They received a
packet of discussion questions that they were required to ask while
participating in the presentations. Students were also asked to complete
evaluation forms to assess what they had learned from each presentation.