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Job Shadow Day

Plainedge High School tenth-grade students had the opportunity to learn first hand what it was like to work in a variety of professions when they participated in this year’s Job Shadow Day program, which was held on February 2nd and organized by Plainedge High School Internship Coordinator Gina Smith.
"High school students have limited opportunities to try out a career but here in Plainedge we like to try and give our students that opportunity,” stated Ms. Smith. “The Technology and Career Department is helping students explore different careers through the Internship Program and Teens on the Job Shadow Day. This year’s Shadow Day was a huge success and the feedback was nothing but positive from students and their mentors."
Matched with mentors in a field of interest to them, 59 Plainedge students spent the day shadowing professionals from a variety of occupations in order to gain a better perspective about the daily responsibilities, educational background, and ins and outs of their jobs. The students shadowed professionals in a wide range of fields, including elementary and secondary school teachers, physical therapists, engineers, a computer technician, and an individual working on the radio.
“I always wanted to be a teacher and working in the classroom for the day helped me better understand what it means to be one,” stated Tiffany Mauceri, who worked alongside Eastplain Elementary School kindergarten teacher Christine Colvin. “I think this was a great experience for students like me to learn what it means to have a job in a field that they are interested in I would recommend anyone who has the chance to do something like this do it at least once,” added Callie Buzzeo, who also shadowed Ms. Colvin.

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