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Young Men's Initiative Career Day

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The 2017 Career Day was a great success. On Tuesday, April 11, 33 students from the Young Men’s Initiative (YMI) traveled to Comcast Spectacor, PECO, Stradley Ronan, City Councilman Allan Domb’s office, Glenmede Investments, Aria Healthcare and Macquarie Group (formerly Delaware Investments). The young men were given the invaluable experience of being exposed to the world of work, which provided motivation and knowledge as they continue on their journey to college and career success. Prior to this day, the YMI students spent several weeks preparing in professional development workshops. These workshops covered everything from impression management and business­ dress to understanding workplace terminology.

The young men were outfitted with professional attire from Jos. A Bank and spent the morning of Career Day job shadowing at their respective organizations. The day concluded with a luncheon at the Wells Fargo Center, where the YMI students were able to share their experiences and gain invaluable career advice from Philadelphia Futures Board member Charles T. Scott. They also participated in a photoshoot on the 76ers court and got the chance to shoot some hoops!

This was an incredible experience for the YMI students. Many thanks to Comcast Spectacor and Jos. A Bank for their partnership and collaboration, as well as all of the host sites involved. See the entire day by searching #YMICareerDay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and view additional photos by clicking here.