One of the goals of St. Stephen’s growing alumni program is to help connect alums with professionals from different fields. Through these opportunities we hope alums will not only network and build new relationships, but use every conversation to think critically about their own future goals. On January 16th, St. Stephen’s capitalized on our growing partnership with the Ellis Neighborhood Association Young Professional group to provide a brand new networking roundtable event for our alums and seniors. Over 20 recent alums and high school seniors sat down to talk with professionals from business, non-profit, public health, art and international policy fields. The professionals facilitated small group discussions while the aluni rotated around the room so that they were able to talk to each professional about their experiences. Discussions included the educational and professional journeys of the young professionals, as well as an opportunity for the alums to talk about their own passions and dreams.
This was the first time that St. Stephen’s has hosted a specific networking event for our alums, and due to its success we are excited to host several more this spring. This means we will be looking for other professionals to come and talk with our teens about their journeys, and help our teens think through their own passions. If this interests you, reach out to Jeremy Kazanjian-Amory at Jeremy@ssypboston.org.
By Jeremy Kazanjian-Amory, Sr. Manager of College Access and Success