Does your student want to hear from other successful professionals about new and engaging professions? Click here for information and FAQ about our Career Night event held on Wed, March 22!
What is Career Night?
Career Night offers all NCHS students in 9th through 12th grades the opportunity to hear from successful professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and business owners who work in a variety of industries and careers. The event is organized by the Parent Faculty Association in partnership with the NCHS Counseling Department and takes place every other year. (Due to the pandemic, the last event was held in 2019.)
Why should my child attend Career Night?
The information students learn at Career Night may inspire brand new academic interests or reinforce existing ones. Students also get to ask panelists questions. It's sure to be an invaluable evening that students won't want to miss, particularly our juniors (Class of 2024) who won’t get another chance to participate before they graduate!
Who are the panelists?
Panelists are successful professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and business owners who work in a variety of industries and careers. For a list of this year's panels and represented companies, click HERE. (Panelists are added as they're confirmed.)
Most panelists either live in or have a connection to New Canaan, and some of them are even NCHS graduates! All panels will be moderated by a member of the PFA Board.
How many panels can my student attend?
Students can attend TWO panels. The first session runs from 7:00-7:45 PM and the second session runs from 8:00-8:45 PM.
Students do not need to select panels in advance. They can decide which two panels they'd like to attend when they arrive. Please encourage your child to arrive at 6:45pm to ensure they have time to sign in and select their panels.
My child is a 9th grader. Can they still attend?
Absolutely! All NCHS students are encouraged to attend. It's never too early to discover your passion.
Can parents attend?
No, this event is for students only.
I have more questions. Who can help me?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.