Pioneer Career Day was a success thanks to our alumni. On Tuesday, November 13, nearly 20 alumni gathered on campus to engage and share their professions with students. Alums shared their personal journey of accomplishments and lessons learned to get to where they are today.
Kristen Becker ’01, a copy editor at Los Angeles Business Journal says she hopes students “look at my experience and recognize there’s not one path toward success.” The different professions our alumni represented definitely showed success in various forms. Speakers talked about their careers in art, business, cinema arts, education, medicine, law enforcement, and technology.
This event allowed some students to learn to keep an open mind. “You can pursue a career later on in life that may not interest you present day, at all,” says Deanna B. ‘21. Meanwhile, other students’ take away was that any position is an opportunity. “Even small jobs can turn into major projects that will get you further in life,” says Max K. ‘22.
The afternoon started with a keynote address followed by two breakout sessions. Students were assigned sessions based on a survey they took about career interests.
Sean Kaloostian ’03, a neurosurgeon, says he hopes to “encourage [students] to pursue careers that give back to the world around them.” His hope is in line with the school’s mission and how our students are encouraged not only to think about what they want to do in the future, but more so, who they want to be.
Career Day was and continues to be a celebration of the PHS community and the legacy of the Sisters of Providence. We are so proud of our alumni. They are an inspiration to our students!