COLLEGE AND CAREER
College and Career Readiness Workshop
Mondays - 1pm
Career Panels Tuesdays 12pm
Please use PENCIL Sign-Up Form to reserve a place for your students.
Monday, May 24th,1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Interviewing 101 Workshop
Facilitated by PENCIL staff and Harry’s volunteers
Harry's is an American company that manufactures and sells shaving equipment and men's personal care products via online and retail channels. Executive volunteers from Harry's will join us to discuss best practices and tips for Interviewing, including: Reviewing the basic components and expectations of the interview process; best practices to prepare for an interview; describing successful interviewing strategies and common errors; teach the STAR technique to craft responses to behavioral interview questions; and sharing best practices for writing thank you notes and follow-up. Students will walk away prepared to ace their job or summer internship interviews.
Tuesday, May 25th 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Career Panel – Financial Technology
Facilitated by PENCIL staff and MarketAxess volunteers
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. A global network of over 1,800 firms, including the world’s leading asset managers and institutional broker-dealers, leverages MarketAxess’ patented trading technology to efficiently trade bonds. Executive volunteers from MarketAxess will offer students insight on their day-to-day responsibilities and advice on navigating the professional world. Students will also learn about career pathways within FinTech, a growing industry.
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COLLEGE ADVISORY CLASSES
Students in every grade are enrolled in college advisory classes to learn academic skills needed for sucess and to learn about every step leading to the college application process. Juniors and seniors work on creating their resumes and personal statements and get individualized feedback. Seniors are walked through every step of college application and financial aid application processes.
CAREER AND FOCUS PROGRAM
As a part of the HSGC core curriculum, students are encouraged to further their knowledge of local and global issues as well as their own personal interests by taking part in semester long career readiness activities. The Careers in Focus program is made up of experiences such as career days, professional panels, job shadowing days and internships which serve to not only give students first hand knowledge of issues of concern to them, but will enable them to gain important professional experience and prepare them for the work world.