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CMS Career Day 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CMS was honored to host over 50 professionals on campus for Career Day, held this year on April 4th. The ten panels, organized by career clusters, were comprised of CMS alumni, parents, and professionals in the community and were led by student Peer Helpers and Student Council members. The visiting professionals delighted our students in grades 8-12 with fascinating aspects of their careers, unique career trajectories, and words of wisdom for achieving one's dream job.

Some of the resounding themes from the day were: "Don't be afraid of failure", "Follow your dreams and your passion", "Don't let anyone tell you you can't do it", and "Start working toward your dream now!"

Our keynote speaker, life-long educator and life coach, Ami Gallie, who joined us from Mexico City, encouraged students to use mistakes as learning opportunities by "failing forward". She also noted the research on becoming an expert at something, telling students they need to put in 10,000 hours to be great at something and reminding them that this stage in life, when skills may be low but interest and enthusiasm are high, is the best time to dive in and get started! She closed her talk by asking students to contact someone right then and there, a mentor, a teacher, a parent, or a coach, and commit to starting on their trail to success.

Thank you to all those who contributed to or participated in Career Day in some way. The day was a huge success and we couldn't have done it without you!