Career Readiness Day 2018

Students Dressed Up for Career Day
Ken Martin Speaking to Students
Studenst Dressed Up for Career Day
Gail Melkus Talking With Students

Career Readiness Day, held on Fri, Oct 26, 2018, a great success!

Career Readiness Day is the chance for Juniors and Seniors of St Joseph High School to network and build rapport with professionals in various careers. The purpose of the day is for our students to gain guidance and an understanding of steps they can take to achieve their goals. In addition,  Senior students may get the opportunity to connect with a professional who will be willing to host them for their FUTURES internship.  You can learn more about FUTURES here.

The schedule of the day was as follows:

8:00am - 8:45am Coffee & Networking
8:45am - 9:10am Opening Speaker
9:15am - 9:45am Session I
9:50am - 10:20am Session II
10:20am - 10:40am Networking Break
10:45am - 11:15am Session III
11:20am - 11:50am Session IV
12:00pm - 12:45pm Networking Lunch Buffet
12:45pm Closing
1:00pm Dismissal

Choose a category below to see who joined us for Career Day 2018! Click on a Professional's name to read their bio before choosing your schedule for the day. Download a PDF of the Bios here



Architecture & Interior Design

Business Entrepreneurship

Max Gomez ’96

Co-Founder/Executive Vice President, Archetype Consulting

Customer Service & Sales

Anthony Tata

Senior Client Success Manager, Finalsite

Cybersecurity & Technology



General Medicine

Graphic Design

Investment Management


Law Enforcement


Media Production

Performing Arts

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

Social Work

Ralph Davila P ’01

Children Services Consultant - Child Protective Services - Social Worker, Department Of Children & Families

Professional Development

Finding Your Passion at St Joes: Career Readiness Day 
By Sasha Davila Russell ’01
Assistant Director of Advancement & Alumni Affairs

St Joseph High School’s Career Readiness Day brings our mission to life. Junior and Senior students use the day to network with alumni and friends who have careers in fields ranging from Bio-Tech Engineering to Financial Advising to Interior Decorating. Connecting with professionals in careers of interest helps students like Jailyn McLean ’19 realize their potential. McLean said as a junior she learned how to become successful and truly “see that great futures are possible by attending St Joes.”

Leading up to the day, students are prepped on how to speak, dress, and conduct themselves professionally. SJ’s Board of Directors Chairman, Chris Wilson P ’08, ’10, ’14,  reflects on last year’s events, “I was extremely impressed by the professional caliber of the day: from the well-organized structure to the interesting guest speakers to the professional dress of the students asking well-informed questions. As Board Chair, I was proud of our entire community.” 

Alumnus Ken Martin ’95, P ’21 said he was honored to come back and speak to our students. “My expectations were exceeded by the engaging, insightful, and respectful students I encountered. As an alumnus, it was so heartening to see young men and women who not only have the obvious intellectual tools to excel, but the moral conviction to eventually do so in the so-called ‘real world’ that so greatly needs leaders.” 
For the Class of 2019, Career Readiness Day offers a unique chance to build relationships that will lead to participation in the Futures Internship Program. The Futures Internship Program is an opportunity for students to enhance their learning by exploring their career interests outside of the traditional classroom.