“How do I find a career that I would dream to have?”
That is the question Bowman High School students had on their minds one day last month as another successful Career Day was held for all students.
Thirty-seven different presenters visited the campus and spoke to students in all classes during the daylong activity. Students heard from representatives from the military and local colleges as well as business people who shared their experiences and opportunities for success.
Thirteen of the speakers were presenting for the first time and were very motivational and positive about what Bowman students can accomplish.
For Bowman teacher Mike Nugent, inspirational moments came from seeing Bowman graduate Tony Diaz share his success. A 2003 graduate, Diaz has owned and operated a Martial Arts studio, Fusion, in Valencia for the past decade.
Richard Weekley, a retired Bowman writing instructor, came out of retirement for the day to share his tremendous wealth of literary and creative expertise with students.
“I am so proud of both of them for their success and wanting to come back and share with our students about Dreaming for Life,” Nugent said.
A special treat for our students was the presentation by MUD (the Make-up Designery school in Burbank) who sent a Bowman graduate now employed there to inspire and motivate students toward considering careers in special effects and make-up design. He took time to do some of his work on selected students, and they really enjoyed his special effects.
Also in attendance representing post-secondary options were College of the Canyons, Universal Technical Institute (UTI), DeVry University, Everest College, ITT Tech, The Art Institute of LA, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and Charter College. Presentations by representatives from the Army and Marines attracted large groups of students in their sessions.
Other speakers included construction experts, the fire department, business leaders, the Work Source Center and the City of Santa Clarita. All had great lessons to share about what to expect in those employment fields. Students were motivated about career options and look forward to bright futures.