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Alum Visit for 3rd Annual Career Day

Nikitha Mupparaju and Alexis Kahler

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On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, CHS held its annual Career Day. Career Day is the day when successful alumni from CHS come to the classrooms and share their careers and tips with current CHS students.  

Organized by teacher Tracey Rehmert, the purpose of the day is to give students information on their careers, college, high school and the real world after high school. Some alumni gave tips about college applications. 

“Volunteerism is something you can put on resumes and college applications, and it looks really good. Working even though you don’t get paid is very attractive to schools,” revealed David Tracht, a Christian Athletic Association Director.  

Other alumni were more interested in the arts.  

Zion Douglass, an art major, shared that in high school, he took elective classes that he was interested in and majored in them in college. This is very helpful to any student who is sure what they are interested in becoming in the future to choose classes. 

During Career Day teachers picked alumnus that were similar to the classes they were teaching. For instance, orchestra teacher Christopher Gnagey had an orchestra teacher come to the class.   

“I am not only a music teacher, I am a decorator, a financial advisor, a counselor, and a life coach,” said Lacie Ritter, an Anne Arundel Orchestra Teacher. 

The balance between work and life is a very important to adults. An attorney gave some insight into how she balances work and life. 

“I could not do what I do without my husband; he does primary child care. I drop them off at school in the morning, and he helps from the afternoon to the night,” Attorney Angela Collins said. 

Many alumni described their jobs to the students in the class.  

“So, this is why we are a team. We have the whole conversation about how we need to prepare, to buy the house, and it is my job to physically show you the houses, and the neighborhood,” aaid Real Estate Agent Jessica Nolan. 

Career Day was important to many high schoolers, and teachers thought that they benefitted from it as well. 

“I think Career Day is important because it gives students a firsthand opportunity to hear about occupations that interest them,” said science teacher Charles Blatt. 

 

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