Dream Day Inspires Class of 2020

Dream Day Inspires Class of 2020
Posted on 11/05/2019
Over 500 APS senior students packed the John S. Knight Center on October 29 for the annual APS DreE3am Day.  The event was designed to help seniors make the transition to post-high school by helping them prepare for either enrollment in college, enlistment in the military or employment.    Students had the opportunity to visit a career fair featuring fifty businesses, colleges, universities and branches of the military; attend various breakout sessions; and listen to an inspiring message from Victor J. Coleman Jr., Ph.D.  Coleman, who overcame adversity and humble beginnings , works to uplift young people with an inspiring message of taking control of their lives and writing their own story.   

The breakout sessions included:
Adulting 101 - Handling Your Business 
Establishing and maintaining good credit
Presented by Braylin Taylor, Instructor, KeyBank Academy of Business and Health Services

The Balancing Act - Academic and Social Life in College 
How do you succeed and have fun in college? 
Presented by former APS students:  Brandon Johnson, Jordan Euell, Janee Kelly

Playing Sports in College - More Than a Game 
NCAA guidelines and the life of a college athlete
Presented by Anne Jorgensen, The University of Akron

Finding the Job You Want ... and Keeping It
Tips on Interviewing skills and workplace etiquette
Presented by Gary Miller, SGS-Kyocera Tools

You're in the Service - Now What? 
What is a "typical" day in the life of someone in the armed services?
Presented by APS JROTC Instructors

Scholarship Secrets - What is in an Application? 
Tips on finding and completing successful scholarship applications
Presented by Nancy Dunn, Project GRAD Akron

Don't Take it Personally - It's Just Business 
Managing conflict in the workplace
Presented by Ron Whitmer, JOGS

Understanding Financial Aid 
An overview of financial aid including how to complete the FAFSA
Presented by Deniesha Newby, The University of Akron 

Government Employment: The Gateway to Job Security
How to secure a job in the public sector
Presented by Donald Rice, City of Akron and Sharon Reaves, Summit County

Dress For Success
How to dress to get and keep a professional job
Presented by Cheryl Watkins, Goodwill Industries

Help! I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know
Considerations for first generation college students
Presented by Dr. Janice Byrd and Felicia Johnson, Kent State University

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