OLSH has traditionally held Career Day every two years, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. After COVID forced a brief hiatus, Career Day came back in full force this week! The OLSH guidance counselors invited community members to join us on Wednesday to give 40-minute presentations to small groups of students. Among the day’s speakers were 12 OLSH alumni, excited to share with students how OLSH helped to prepare them for the work they are doing now. Speakers also included current and alumni OLSH parents, friends and family members of OLSH employees, and other community members.
Students each attended four different sessions throughout the morning. They were given the opportunity to explore their options last week and sign up to attend sessions with the speakers who interested them the most. Speaker careers ranged from fireman, accountant, and physical therapist to news anchor, mortician, and content creator. After giving a short presentation, speakers opened the room to questions. Some brought along props to give demonstrations of their work, and even allowed students to try themselves.
Career Day turned out to be a very valuable experience for students seriously considering these careers, as well as for those who are unsure about what they’d like to do after graduation.