As part of the 上学校’s Experiential Learning program, a team of GA administrators put together the school’s first “Life After GA” week. The goal of this unique program was to connect students to GA alums who shared their personal stories about how to make the best use of their GA education, not only their academics but their co-curricular experiences. 校友 spoke about how GA prepared them to take advantage of resources in college for internships, 留学项目, 研究, 总的来说, connecting with professors in ways that catalyzed their passions and interests, 为未来的工作提供路径.
These administrators – Innovation Consultant Gabrielle Russomagno 1760, 校友关系主任希瑟·德金1760年, 中学部主任博士. 莫莉MacKean, and Director of 大学咨询 Karen Mason – helped facilitate each of the webinars and constructed the format and organization of the Beyond College panels for 上学校 students to end the week.
每天的网络研讨会, 题为《电子游戏正规下载》,” included the following topics and presenters: The Future of Leadership - Rich Schellhas 1760, Head of School; The Evolving Career Path - Elisa Ludwig '92, Published Author and Content Specialist; The Application of Business Strategy - Kate Goldstein '05, Senior VP at SSI Strategy; The Current Industrial Revolution - Sam Hostvedt '03, 自动化分销总裁.
GA then welcomed back 24 young alumni to campus for the Beyond College panels. 凯瑟琳·科梅尔19年, 迪恩米勒德' 21, 格蕾丝·波利萨诺16年, and Ken Anderson ’13 were the guests on the freshman panel entitled “Making the Most of High School.” 学生 in Grades 10-12 selected two 30-minute alumni panels to attend with options focused on college majors/minors and those ensuing career opportunities:
表演艺术 - Emma Hearn '14, Sophie Hearn '15, Rachel Roth '21
科学、技术、工程 & Math (STEM) - Emily Fouraker '10, Maggie (Ebbott) Haviland '10, Natalie Negro '08, Zach Ross '13
视觉艺术 - Lisa Lotito '08, Megan McCloskey '14
Liberal 艺术 - Michael Garbose '12, Kristen Koepsell '08, Annie 3月shall '08, Morgan Rees '15
Healthcare - Josie Pizzino '15, Caroline Sloane '16, Tyler Thurlow '14
商业和创业-丹肖沃'10, 艾米丽·丹尼斯科10年, 基尔南·麦克洛斯基，2013年, Eliza (Liza) McDevitt '08
“学生 were thrilled to hear from alumni about their academic and career paths at the inaugural Life After GA, and the alumni eagerly answered questions and provided key insights,梅森说. “One of my favorite takeaways from the Business session was “it does not matter what you major in; study what you love and you will be successful.”
“Each of our alumni who returned to campus made a notably positive impact on GA’s 上学校,德金说. 学生们的赞美集中在完美的建议上, 有用的故事和观点, 以及与校友建立联系的能力. That connectivity between students and alumni was the essence of this program. We can’t thank our alumni guests, and our faculty moderators, enough!”
上学校 students will have the opportunity to participate in the next Experiential Learning session on Saturday, 2月25日，GA将推出“Learn How to Dream Big and Build Your Own Business” workshop.