Christian Brothers Academy 8th graders put a new twist on exploring future professions, as they held a Reverse Career Fair on February 11, 2011. Based on results of a career interest profile, each student selected a profession of choice, did extensive research, and presented the career to groups of students, faculty and family members. Dressed in character, students described why they chose a specific career, what education was required, and gave complete job descriptions including a typical day timeline.
Students chose a variety of careers based on their talents and interests including: veterinarian, pharmacist, Broadway dancer and actress, medical scientist, accountant, park ranger, forensic scientist and PR manager.
For a video clip of the CBA Reverse Career Fair, go to: http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/2212721.
Caption: CBA 8thgraders displayed their business cards at the Reverse Career Fair on February 11, 2011. Pictured, left to right, are Eric Goodwin, Zach Finn, John McCann, Hank Sheehan, Sam Little, Kaitlyn Wendl, Adrian Temnycky, Alexa Radziewicz, Emily Garlatti, CBA Admissions Director Holly Dowd, Hannah Morris, Austin Dukat and Nick Capozzi.
Caption: Austin Dukat 15 explained his career choice as a State Farm Insurance Agent.
Caption: Matt Burns 15 explored a career as a sports agent/business manager at the CBA Reverse Career Fair.
Caption: Future professionals at the CBA Reverse Career Fair were (left to right) Kiersten Kennedy, Olivia Procopio, Kaitlyn Wendl, Jessica Valerino, Lillian Harrington, Margaret Conan, Anna Kambhampaty, and Junghye Kim.