Women Helping Girls Make Choices is a FREE program for fifth and sixth-grade girls that attend school in the DCMO and ONC BOCES service areas. With the collaborative effort of a number of educators and community resources including co-sponsorship and support by the Secondary Education Department at SUNY Oneonta, we are able to offer the program at SUNY Oneonta on Saturday, April 29 2017.
1) to encourage young women to pursue higher level math and science by creating a link to real world careers;
2) to introduce young women to mentors in non-traditional roles;
3) to inspire self-sufficiency, independence and leadership development;
4) to model career planning and decision making; and
5) to provide positive peer interaction.
The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the SUNY Oneonta College. Schools participating will enroll a group up to six students (fifth and sixth grade) and one staff chaperone. We have a maximum capacity of 150 participants. Schools may register as many groups as they wish on a first come, first serve basis.
No Boundaries is the theme for this general session. Our presenter will share the story of her journey to career stardom. Our students will be inspired by successful women who achieved fantastic career ranks and recognition. The presentation sets the stage for our students to dream big and prepare for success.
Dare To Be Different!
NON-TRADITIONAL CAREERS FOR WOMEN
The HR team at ACCO Brands will take our students on a journey around the world. Together we will explore the many careers available at global companies with nontraditional jobs traditionally held by men. The activities will help students search their talents and preferences and break away to discover new opportunities in manufacturing.
The Future of Garbage !
CAREERS IN RESOURCE CONSERVATION
Our students will learn the role they can play in renewable energy, conservation and preserving our resources. The presenters are ready to demonstrate the importance of this relevant global topic and how our students can prepare for exciting careers of the future.
More Than Doctors and Nurses
CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE
A series of exercises and rotations will allow students to learn about the many careers of the future in healthcare. Our mentors are preparing hands-on activities to increase awareness of medical field opportunities around the world and right here in their communities.
College Student for a Day
LUNCH AT THE COLLEGE DINING HALL
This is the fun part of our event. Students will join other college students and dine at the restaurant with the freedom to choose their favorite food from 12 plus food stations and the opportunity to talk to mentors and new friends.