From the desk of Celia Tucker, College Counselor:
The Chamber of Commerce Career Connections (C4) was a one day, Tyler Chamber sponsored program, which linked students and real-world workplace experiences. The goal was to provide Smith County students with the opportunity to begin career exploration during their final high school years by connecting them to over 60 local, premier, business professionals.
C4 was a relaxed discussion format, which allowed these professionals to spark student conversation by sharing work experiences, successful moments, challenges and personal backgrounds. The sessions were interactive and allowed students to ask questions and share concerns. Students experienced a hands-on interviewing and résumé review with human resource professionals. Students also benefitted from the expertise of local finance professionals and learned simple and basic ways to manage their money.
Dynamic speaker and author Chad Foster addressed the students during the lunch break. Chad is the best- selling author of Teenagers Preparing for the Real World, Financial Literacy for Teens and Career Readiness for Teens. Chad has been our keynote speaker since the inception of C4 and has continued to receive rave reviews from the attendees.
Brook Hill is proud of the 24 juniors who applied and were chosen to attend.