Opportunity for Sacred Heart Students to Explore Their Futures
Explore Your Future - A Career Day for Students, sponsored by the Office of Alumnae Relations, will take place on Wednesday, January 29, beginning at 10 a.m., here at the Academy. More than forty women, predominantly alumnae, will spend the day on campus to discuss their professions.
Hon. Lisa Grasso Egan, ’81, P’21, Superior Court judge in the Bridgeport Judicial District courthouse, will serve as keynote speaker. Lisa brings a wealth of experience in breaking paradigms for women in law. In addition to having attained the status of senior partner at the Milford/Westport law firm of Berchem Moses PC, her past experience includes representing government entities in labor contract negotiations. Before her appointment to the judiciary, Lisa was Connecticut’s undersecretary for the Office of Labor Relations.
Women professionals in various fields—allied health, arts, communications, education, engineering, entertainment, entrepreneurship, law, marketing, medicine, non-profit administration, sales, science, technology, and more—will participate in Career Day.
Panelists will gather with students in group sessions to paint realistic pictures of their careers, their journeys, and the challenges and rewards of their professions. “We envision our students engaging with our panelists and actively learning about prospective careers, as well as about navigating the working world as women,” said Caroline Raynis ’07, director of alumnae relations and coordinator of Career Day.
President Sr. Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D.,’71 noted that Career Day is meant to help students prepare for their working lives, including planning the educational track they will need to follow. “Often,” she added “classroom study does not seem to relate to the actual working world. This day will help students make those connections while networking with our alumnae and friends.”