The Student News Site of Gulliver Preparatory

The Raider Voice

Upcoming Events
  • May 22 - Graduation Ceremony, Watsco Center at 2:00pm
  • May 24 - Last day of School! Have a great summer!!
  • May 31 - Last day to submit entries for Reflections Literary Magazine
The Student News Site of Gulliver Preparatory

The Raider Voice

The Student News Site of Gulliver Preparatory

The Raider Voice

Subscribe to Your Weekly Briefing!

* indicates required

6th Annual Career Day is a Success

Chase Samole
Representative Kathy Warman talks to students about her position with her job in Phycology. She talked about how her job offers therapy, diagnoses and educational psychoanalysis to kids trying to get into the “Edge Program”.

The Business Department hosted their sixth annual Career Fair in the Blue Dungeon on April 11. The purpose of the event was to grow students’ interest about a variety of different careers from those who are currently involved in the workforce, and presenters personal career path to get to where they are. 

“As a Gulliver alumni, now working for a business in phycology, being in the journalism elective in school taught me how to become comfortable with people and really talk to people, using my interviewing skills and everything I learned from my time at Gulliver has helped me advance in my career,” alumni Kathy Warman said. 

Daniela Brehna, International Business and Entrepreneurship Department Chair, worked with the Director of Alumni Relations to contact former Upper School students as well as parents to present to students about their job. The event’s angle was to get students to understand what alumni did after graduation, and what they did to get to the career they are at, from being at the Upper School. 

“What I want students to understand from the career fair is that they can go into a job and explore the different departments and opportunities they can have. For example, you can bring up Microsoft and students will say ‘Oh I’m not a tech person’ when that’s not the case they can go into marketing, finance, human resources. It’s to start that conversation,” Brehna said.

The Career Fair also gave students the opportunity to make connections with people in a job they are interested in. Students are able to build a relationship with presenters and have their contact to be able to be mentored and given more opportunities in the future. Kids were also able to practice proper business etiquette like: eye contact, how to properly shake a hand, and their overall business demeanor. 

“With the conventions I was able to go to all the booths and see the different opportunities we have available to us such as internships and how we can get involved with the fields we want to study in college,” sophomore Alexandria Elliot said. 

Brehna and the business class will do this for the next year, and those to follow. New presenters and job representatives will be making appearances to interest and inform students on different types of job opportunities according to Brehna.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Antonella Aguero
Antonella Aguero, Staff Writer
Antonella Aguero is a sophomore and a staff writer of “The Raider Voice”. This year, Antonella is looking forward to covering events that are going on in the community. She is a part of the softball team and is in the Achieve Miami Club. Antonella also enjoys watching movies and listening to music.

Comments (0)

All The Raider Voice Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *