Locust Valley High School students were introduced to almost 60 career options during the Junior Career Fair, a collaboration of high school W.I.S.E.  Senior Internship Program, and the Locust Valley Rotary Club.

Business teacher Doreen Kobus, who organized the event with Mary Hendrickson said holding the career fair starts students thinking about the diverse options they have for their futures. “By meeting people in careers they never considered and hearing what they actually do on a day-to-day basis, these young men and women can begin to explore their options,” Ms. Kobus said.

Joseph Ryan, President of the Locust Valley Rotary Club worked with Ms. Kobus and Dr. Hendrickson in coordinating the fair which brought in professionals representing careers including architecture, physical therapy, finance, art, dance, real estate, medicine, military, law, and so many more. Many of the professionals are residents of the school district or work in the community.

John A. Busch, President of John Busch & Associates, Inc. and a former Operations and Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Army moderated a panel of speakers who addressed the topic of Unique Career Paths.  Dr. William J. Catacosinos, a managing partner of Laurel Hill Capital Partners and former CEO of Long Island Lighting Company,  Dr. Kieran McGuire, Locust Valley High School Principal, and Mr. Graham Long, Urban Planner, Political Candidate for Congress and former Locust Valley WISE Internship Program graduate held an interactive discussion with students about their paths to success.

This is a good example of how education extends beyond the classroom; how educators and community members can join together for the betterment of our students.