Meet a Professional Night

February 7, the Robinson academic boosters club held a program called Meet a Professional Night. The event informed students and parents about different occupations and careers that are available to them in the future.

The academic boosters club worked with the PTSA to develop the program for the students. The purpose was to give students a chance to meet with several different types of professionals from different careers in a small group setting. The students got to ask questions and go more in depth in the professional’s background, including obstacles they may have faced, education, life in high school, and the actual career that they have now.

The event held many benefits to students because of the diverse careers to choose from and learn about.

Online registration was required for every student who planned on going to the event. Everyone got the opportunity to participate in four, small group presentations given by successful women and men representing several career paths.

PTSA High School Education chairperson Heather Gilles said, “It’s an opportunity for professionals to make presentations about what they do in their career to try and influence students or answer questions involved in that profession.”

The event taught students to make the most of their time while still in high school and also gave them ideas of other school activities to partake in to help prepare them for a career in the future.

“I thought the event was very informative and  it was interesting to hear about different career options I could persue later in life,” said junior Emily Fischer. “My favorite presentation was the physical therapist.”

This is the school’s second Meet a Professional Night and due to positive feedback, it appears this program will become an annual event.

Gilles thought the outcome of the event was very good this year because more people registered.

Gilles said, “There was also a lot of good participation and we encouraged parents to attend with their students to help them feel more confident in what they want to do in their career.”