Business symposium aims to prepare students for professional world



After a semester of working and researching in the career field of their choosing, Independent Study and Mentorship students will be presenting their work at the annual ISM Showcase at the FISD Athletic Facility Wednesday at 6:30 pm. “It’s a really good time for our students to showcase their work this year and introduce their mentor to their community,” ISM teacher Kelli Secord said.

Erika Pernis, Managing Editor

Independent Study & Mentorship (ISM) students attended the Business Symposium last Thursday at Emerson High School. The symposium is a platform for students to gain an insight on networking and have meaningful conversations with professionals who could answer questions about careers, colleges, or the professional world in general.

“I had a very rich experience at the Business Symposium,” senior Saujash Barman said. “The event gave me a very good idea of where I stand in terms of being able to communicate elegantly and professionally in the business world.”

Senior Ava Suazo learned important aspects of the professional world.

“I learned about the importance of knowing a company before you apply to work for them,” Suazo said. “And I also just learned basic interviewing skills and manners and the importance of confidence.”

The symposium also served as a way to get students out of their comfort zone and see how else they could grow professionally and personally.

“Nothing new will be easy, in our comfort zone, but if we want to grow academically, professionally, or even personally, we must take calculated risks,” Barman said. “I also saw how I can continue to build upon my experiences from last year in ISM.”