When eighth-grade teachers Pat Doyle and Maureen Joiner planned for a Career Day for the 243 Glen Crest Middle School eighth-graders, they involved all the eighth-grade scholastic team teachers and planned for Friday, Jan. 28.
To get the project started, the eighth-grade teachers polled their students using a national survey that listed 16 career clusters. Seven career areas were chosen.
During Career Day, each student attended three career lectures and presentations from Glenbard South High School's Julie Fonda who is business department chairman and Adam Davis Schauer, admissions recruitment specialist from College of DuPage.
The people and careers chosen for exploration were: Dan Guzman, dean of Sears Holdings University; Danny Sronkoski, owner of Tap House Grill; Michael Sear, vice president of programming and production for TeamWorks Media; Jeff Sandberg and Patrick Brosnan from LEGAT Architects; Marybeth King, special agent FBI; Rich Carani, Libertyville Fire Chief; and Marie Gurnik, executive director The Meadows of Glen Ellyn.
The Tap House Grill Restaurant donated 250 lunches to Glen Ellyn school so the guests and students could socialize and have a first-hand look at a food service in operation.
The entire eighth-grade class of 2011 wore job interview-type clothes for the day instead of their usual sport jerseys and school clothes.