Photos courtesy of East Islip School District
East Islip High School’s annual Catch-A-Career Breakfast, supported by the East Islip School-Business Partnership at its longtime prior location, the Irish Coffee Pub, was attended by 67 students and 40 business professionals. The program is designed to provide juniors and seniors with the chance to speak with career professionals in their fields of interest.
“This program has been a staple for the School-Business Partnership, and we were able to get back to our location and almost our usual size after a few years of the COVID-19 pandemic,” coordinator Bridget Lopiccolo said. “Both students and professionals were thrilled with the event.”
This year’s professional participants included Cetera Investing, whose wealth manager Casey Krebs gave the keynote speech, as well as Allstate, BHA Consulting, Cameron Engineering & Associates, Cetera Investors, Electrical Training Center, Donato Law, Douglas Elliman, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lee’s Auto Body & Glass, LinkedIn, Magnolia Abstract Services, McBride Consulting, Newsmax, New York Islanders, Northwell Health, the law firm of Stephen Ruland, Shop Talk, Sola Brands, Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk Transportation, Sunrise Counseling Center, Town of Islip, Valley Bank, A Woman’s Way Gynecology, Zebra Technologies.
“Our students were afforded an amazing opportunity to spend time with professionals in fields that they might consider for their future. Programs like this help students explore careers and find out real information about the day and life of a professional. It is very difficult to make a life choice at 17 or 18 years old, and programs like Catch-a-Career assist students in obtaining information to help make those choices.