Career Day Broadens Horizons For Hicksville High School Students


Students at Hicksville High School recently participated in a virtual Career Day. Almost 2,000 students explored a variety of career paths guided by over 75 professionals from chefs to CEOs. Seven of the presenters were Hicksville alums, including Tim Parker (2011), a professional soccer player.

Beth Bucheister (left on screen) and Renee Flagler, executive director of Girls Inc. LI and keynote speaker at Career Day, introduced the program with powerful words of inspiration.
(Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)

A follow-up survey of the students indicated that more than 90 percent felt the speakers were informative. “This was the best 40 minutes of my life so far.” one student commented. Teachers also felt that the event supported their classroom curriculum and enhanced students’ practical learning.

The district would like to thank Career Day, Inc. Executive Director Beth Cucheister for bringing this informative program to our high school students for the second year in a row. Supervisor of Guidance (K-12) Effie Rafaelides, Alice Hannon, Veronica Velez, Kevin DiBennedetto and the entire guidance department, along with high school administration, worked tirelessly to make this opportunity possible.

The program was closed by Hicksville High School 2011 alum Tim Parker (right), a professional soccer athlete who shared the importance of remembering the impact of high school and college on future career choices.
(Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)

Career Day Inc. organizes full day programs at local schools that can change the lives of young people by introducing them to the paths others have taken to reach their professional goals. Contact Executive Director Beth Bucheister at for more information.

-Submitted by the Hicksville School District

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