Gardner-Dickinson School held its first Unexpected Careers Day for middle school students on Feb. 15 involving a dozen presenters.
“We wanted to introduce our students to careers they may not have thought of or knew existed,” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas Reardon. “I’d like to thank our presenters who did such a fantastic job engaging with our students and talking about the different careers within their businesses and organizations.”
Students learned about law from Martin, Harding & Mazzotti Law Firm, graphic design from artist Christine Arnold, museum curating from the Arts Center of the Capital Region, sports management from the Tri-City ValleyCats, computer gaming from Vicarious Visions, software development from Albany Can Code, clean technology from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, energy from National Grid, architecture from CS Arch, electrical trade from Michael Carey, military service from Henry Kim, and mortuary science from the New York State Funeral Directors Association.
The district would also like to thank Questar III and the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce for helping to organize the event.