Libra Mentorship Career Day Series
New York, April 1, 2019 – Over the course of the past two months, the Libra Mentorship Program successfully organized a series of Career Days, where both high school and college students had the chance to visit the Libra New York office, meet with industry experts, attend professional development workshop sessions, as well as participate in a discussion with Libra Chairman and CEO, Mr. George M. Logothetis.
Forty-three young high school and college students affiliated with LEDA, Oliver Scholars and TEAK had the opportunity to gain exposure to the workplace by touring the office space, participating in a professional development workshops and interacting with senior executives to learn about potential career paths.
After an introduction to Libra’s Social Responsibility, the students learned more about Libra’s history and businesses. Next, our Winter 2019 interns guided the students on office tours, during which the students had the chance to speak with executives and employees from different departments and companies to gain insight into their daily tasks. This tour also provided an opportunity for participants to engage with the interns and receive insights into their Libra internship experiences.
Following this, guest employee speakers including Jenna Erickson (People Operations Manager, Libra Group), Jenna Massarelli (Asset Management Associate, Greenwood Energy), Sammy Lamy (Accounting Assistant, Libra Group) and Adriana Henriquez (Operations Manager, Concordia) shared their respective stories. They spoke about their career paths, gave advice to the students and answered questions.
“Taking part in this program is a great initiative. The connections and advice you will receive will give you a great head start and overview of different sectors, which you may not have known about before.”
– Adriana Henriquez, Operations Manager, Concordia
“Don’t be afraid of attending an interview for university or an internship opportunity, because in the end it is just having a conversation with someone else.”
– Jenna Erickson, People Operations Manager, Libra Group
“Education is the most valuable investment you can make.”
– Sammy Lamy, Accounting Assistant, Libra Group
The schedule for each day included a professional development workshop guided by the Libra Social Responsibility team. Topics covered included “Networking and LinkedIn,” “Cover Letter Writing” and “Application Tips.” Moreover, the students had the opportunity to have a personal conversation with Libra Group’s Chairman and CEO, George M. Logothetis. This was a highlight for students, who had the chance to ask questions and gain valuable insights.
The Libra Mentorship Program is a support structure for selected young people – principally first-generation college students, and individuals who face socio-economic challenges (significantly, opportunity and achievement gaps, and the high incidence of inequality among young people of color). Mentees come from a variety of partner organizations – typically academic institutions, community support charities and associations. If interested in a Career Day for your students, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.