UNION, NJ – Connecticut Farms Elementary School held its second annual Career Day on Thursday with parents and friends of CFS students representing 14 different careers.
“Sometimes the younger grade students get overlooked when discussing careers,” said School Counselor Jennifer Parkhurst. “This is a great introduction to many different career choices.”
Students visited different areas in the auditorium with business owners, a doctor, a park administrator and police men among others to discuss their careers.
Students came prepared with questions to ask the participants, such as “why did you choose this job?” and “can you describe your typical day at work?”.
Of particular interest to the students was Dr. Wilson, an emergency room doctor and Connecticut Farms and Union public school alumni. Dr. Wilson discussed what happens when someone comes into the hospital and a nurse, Ms. Fermin, showed them some of the tools used to treat patients.
Union Police Officers Vargas and Sangster took the students outside and showed them around a patrol car and employees of Union’s TV34 let the children use a camera and television equipment. An NYC park administrator discussed taking care of parks and Duncan Martial Arts demonstrated some techniques.
Other career participants included: Ms. McGee, Convenant House/Social Workers; Mr McGee, Union Fire Department; Mr. Dressler, a radiologic technologist; Mr. Gensch from Vonage/telecommunications; Mr. Ortiz, park administration; Mr. Dunkin of Duncan Martial Arts; Mrs. Sheridan of NJ Transit; Mr. Terrezza and Ms. DaSila of Union TV34; Mrs. Willis and Mrs. Hincapie of the Union Public Library; physical therapist Dr. DiPaolo; and Ms. Stewart a paralegal/business owner.