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By Jorge Pompa
Bryan Adams High School
This month we focused on different career options by hosting a career panel which consisted of well-versed professionals that work, and have worked, in a variety of fields. The diversity among the panelists gave us an opportunity to see how people’s paths can lead them to their true calling in life, a calling that every panelist felt determined to fulfill. As the professionals said, their journey was far from a straight line so the work is never finished.
Not only did we get a chance to ask the speakers questions during the discussion, but were able to engage with them on a personal level afterwards. This was a wonderful opportunity to ask specifically about career development and life choices. While in the short term, it may seem that their words will not change a life, in the grand scheme of things every piece of advice offered will help us improve as individuals and future professionals in the workforce. I think it is safe to say that without TLF many of the members would not have the opportunity to interact with these professionals and expand their networks.
Thank you to Calvert Collins Bratton, Methodist Health System; Byron Sanders, U.S. Trust; Crystal Jamaica, Balfour Beatty Construction; Hilary Blake, Dallas County Assistant District Attorney; and Charlotte Carlisle, Children at Risk for being a part of the career panel and taking the time to share your experience with us.