By Cindy Zomar, Education Coordinator
Marlborough – Searching for a first job can be a daunting task. But add a pandemic to the mix, with many companies temporarily shuttering or even closing for good, and suddenly things can get a lot tougher.
Realizing this, a group from the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce School to Business Committee and the Marlborough STEM Council have planned a unique Zoom webinar for young people.
Mark Vital, the Community Outreach Manager for the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) will moderate the panel discussion with volunteers from Boston Scientific, Sunovion and Cytiva. Titled “The Perfect Career Search (for first time employment),” the event will run via Zoom on March 29, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Organizers tailor event around student needs
Prepping this opportunity, organizers conducted a survey to find out what the students might be interested in learning as this type of event.
Vital said he was delighted to receive over two hundred responses to that questionnaire from students at AMSA, Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School and Marlborough High School (MHS).
More than sixty-five percent of the surveys requested information on career searches, while another large batch asked what factors should be considered when applying to a company.
In addition to responding to those concerns, the panel will now also discuss professionalism and the proper etiquette for social media in the workplace, among other related concerns.
Registration available online
As students must be at least fifteen to attend, this event will be open to alumni of AMSA, Assabet and MHS.
“Many of our alumni are getting ready to graduate college very soon and still have no clue about what’s next,” Vital told the Community Advocate in a recent interview. “This might be helpful to them as well.”
Students are encouraged to register early at this link and to submit any questions they might like panelists to answer ahead of time. Students may also contact MHS Career Specialists Amanda Chenier, Assabet Director of Academics Rob McCann, Director of Academics, or Vital at AMSA to get the link for the webinar.