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Spring 2010 Career Events Highlights  
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As part of its ongoing College and Career Readiness initiatives, Global Kids was pleased to host a number of career events at our different sites during late May and early June.

Four young professionals of diverse professional backgrounds spoke to students in our Citywide program about strategies for finding and securing internships and jobs in their areas of expertise. The panelists were: Dan Greene, a staff attorney at Legal Aid Society; Mia McCully, Assistant Director of the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program; John J. Noonan, a senior software engineer at Capital IQ; and Angela Yturri, Human Resources Coordinator at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Young Professionals panel at Citywide

Over 100 students from three schools on the George W. Wingate High School campus in Brooklyn met in small groups with professionals from a range of backgrounds including education, youth development, academia and public administration. Speakers touched on their education and career paths, their day-to-day responsibilities, and opportunities for growth and promotion in their fields.

Small group career round table at the George W. Wingate High School campus

Global Kids held a career day for close to 250 students at Long Island City High School. Thirteen professionals, including Council Member Peter Vallone, spoke to students in eleven different classes.

Council Member Peter Vallone speaking with students at LIC High School

Alumni of the High School for Global Citizenship returned to the school for an alumni career panel. They spoke with students about preparing for and succeeding in college, becoming active campus members and leaders, and finding internships and summer jobs. The panel was part of HSGC’s Careers in Focus initiative, which exposes students to a wide array of professions through career panels, internships and job shadowing.