Connecting with Career Professionals
Access is thrilled to welcome current and future business experts for a speaker series called “Connecting with Career Professionals.”
Offered during our Access Academies Young Professionals program, “Connecting with Career Professionals” helps students make the connection from school to work by inviting speakers to discuss their careers, their educational backgrounds, and their future aspirations. Below is the calendar of invited speakers for the series.
Paris Forest, Boeing, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic School & Academy
Matt Manietti, GlobalHack, at St. Cecilia School & Academy
Jeanelle Adams, Boeing, at St. Louis Catholic Academy
Neal Robinson, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation & DreamBuilders4Equity, and Michael Woods, Forward Progress Personal Training & DreamBuilders4Equity, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic School & Academy.
Jason Chaffin, Reggie Whitted, and Bethany White, St. Louis Cardinals, at St. Louis Catholic Academy.
Neal Robinson, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation & DreamBuilders4Equity, and Michael Woods, Forward Progress Personal Training & DreamBuilders4Equity, at St. Louis Catholic Academy.
February 27 & 28
Karen Kizeart, St. Louis Community Credit Union, at all three Academies.
March 13 & 14
Chisom Uche, Six Thirty Financial, and Yvette Rodriguez, Cultivation Capital, at all three Academies.
Jose Ponce, president of Remax Gold Realty and owner of Sweat St. Louis, at all three Academies.
April 17 & 18
Chimezie Ileje, NSBE Washington University Student Panel, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic School & Academy and St. Louis Catholic Academy.
ALAS – Washington University Student Panel, St. Cecilia School & Academy
TBD- all three Academies
The Access Academies Young Professionals curriculum creates a culture of college-going success through career exploration, post-secondary opportunity awareness, financial literacy, and essential communications skills. Specifically, our students will:
– Identify and explore careers represented in the six career pathways
– Develop and use leadership skills as mentor leaders
– Discover educational post-secondary opportunities
– Learn about personal banking and explore options for paying for college
– Study and practice professional etiquette
The Access Academies Young Professionals curriculum is taught by Ms. Catherine Nkonge and is aligned with grades 6-8 Common Core State Standards and the American School Counselor Association National Standards for Students. To learn more, please contact Tom Mackowiak, Executive Director, by calling (314) 898-0430.