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Career Day at Kid City

posted Apr 5, 2016, 6:51 PM by Alma Catalan

From College to Career Event

What happens when you put a 40 students and 29 working professionals in a room? Students get inspired and adults get excited about giving back! 

On March 23, Kid City high school and college students met distinguished professionals in the fields of their interest. Students learned about careers in biology and research science, business, engineering, criminal justice, media, medicine, public policy, urban planning, performing arts, social work, and teaching. Above left: high school seniors Alberc Salcedo, and Diana Villamar, and college students Alexander Leon, Richard Navarrete, and Rodrigo Gonzalez talked with Wendell Oyama and John Ealy (Boeing), Ryan Kim (Belkin), and Mark Lord Basea (Tribune Company) about their projects and the college and work experiences that got them this point. In the arts, culinary and architecture group, Anthony Manzo (NBBJ, pictured above with students Rodrigo Gonzales and Maritza Lopez), William Taylor (LAIAD), and Elizabeth Ealy (Discovery)  gave students advice on how to get creative and find their own take on creativity. Other special guests included Judge Ernie Hiroshige (LA Superior Court) and Robert Nishinaka (Deputy District Attorney), and many more. A big thank you to Centenary for co-hosting, and especially to Grace Yanagawa for organizing this event!

“...With the information you gave us, I was able to think of the physics that would be needed. You have sparked a passion in me, thank you.”  

----Alberc Salcedo, 12th grade, Orthopaedic Hospital Medical Magnet High School

“...Those kids were smart!”

--- John Ealy, aerospace engineer.

Alma Catalan,
Apr 5, 2016, 6:51 PM