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Pingry Open House to Present Upcoming Career Academy

Summer program to offer students introductions to careers.

An open house at Pingry's Martinsville Campus Monday will present a glimpse of the programs that will be offered this summer as part of the school's Career Academy.

Beginning Monday, June 24 at Pingry’s Martinsville Campus under the guidance of Faculty Member Tony Garcia, the Career Academy debuts as a one-week comprehensive program targeted at high school students and recent graduates seeking an opportunity to explore dynamic career paths of the 21st Century.  Career Academy’s mission is to provide students with a practical introduction to a broad array of professions including Finance, Law, Health Care, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction, Communications Technology, Sustainability, The Arts, Media, Publishing & Advertising, and Social Services, Government & Education.  Join us on Monday, February 25th at Pingry's Martinsville Campus for an Open House to learn more about this program.

Students in grades 9 through 12 and recent graduates will have the unique opportunity to meet and hear professionals in these ten targeted fields, gain in-depth and relevant information about theses respective industries, engage in case study analysis, and interact directly with experts.

Each day, the Career Academy will examine and explore two distinct career fields in a morning and afternoon session.  The format will consist of an industry overview led by Career Academy Moderator and Pingry Financial Literary teacher Tony Garcia followed by remarks from an expert, a review of a relevant case study conflict, student generated group discussion and presentation on findings, and a concluding with a question and answer opportunity with the featured speaker.  After the morning period, students will break for a working lunch where Susan Klein, a former Citibank Human Resources Executive, will direct them in career development skills sessions.  Ms Klein’s daily career curriculum will focus on building your personal brand, utilizing proper social media etiquette, creating an effective resume, writing a cover letter that gets you noticed, interviewing, networking & contact development, and lastly, plotting and executing steps in your future career path.

The 40-hour Career Academy program is open to rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students as well as recent high school graduates.  The program will run daily from June 24 through June 28th with sessions beginning at 8:30AM and concluding at 4:30PM.   Tuition for the Career Academy is $900.  

For questions about the Career Academy or any other summer programs, contact Mark Facciani, Director of Summer & Auxiliary Programs, at 908-647-5555, extension 1463 or at mfacciani@pingry.org. 

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