BRAWLEY — Brawley Union High opened its campus doors Wednesday to various occupational workers and emergency response forces for this year’s Career Day presentations, which students were able to witness as a part of their regularly scheduled class day.
“We were looking for the community to be involved with the students and share what they do for a living,” said Career Day Event Organizer, Adriana Martinez.
“We had a great amount of feedback and we are pleased on how the community came together for the students.”
With 64 different presentations and over 80 speakers throughout the day from various career fields, students were able to learn about different employment possibilities and interests they might have, and achievable future careers.
Another aim for this year’s Career Day was to bring as many Brawley High alumni as possible to connect with the students, as they once walked the halls of BUHS wondering where they would end up, too. Brawley 2007 graduate and current Registered Nurse, Aemmy Leon, was one of the alumni who made the trip back to her old haunt, a place she hadn’t been in for almost eight years.
“It was a great honor to be invited by Mrs. Estrada to speak to her IVROP CNA class, a class I took my senior year. I think it is important and genuine when the person who is presenting to you once sat in the same seat you are, and to see that it is possible to achieve your goals. To have a great example of what is possible is very inspirational,” said Leon on her return to Brawley High after her presentation.
“I hope that both Joe Gonzales, RN, my co-presenter, and myself, made a lasting impression to inspire the next generation of nurses,” she added.