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Career Day kicked off Alumni Weekend on Friday, October 14th. Twenty-two alumni returned to our classrooms to discuss their careers with Hun School junior and seniors. Our guests shared their professional experiences, educational tracks, and advice concerning a variety of fields.
Scott Gifis ’96, head of North American markets for Criteo Ltd., addressed students in Saks Auditorium about the challenges and opportunities awaiting them in their professional careers. He encouraged the students to embrace globalization and to constantly seek job opportunities, even while in School.
"The average 30 year old has had twelve jobs. I certainly have. The best advice I can give you is to work – even in high school and college. Build experiences that will make you attractive to employers. Kids that can balance School, community service, and a job impress me. But, I also encourage you to work to learn about yourself,” said Mr. Gifis. “I’ve been fired from more jobs than most of you will ever have,” he continued. “Failures teach you more than successes in life. Most importantly, they will help you discover what you enjoy. Winning is important, but how you define success is more important.”
2011 Career Day Speakers:
Christopher Lau ’71, Thomas Valeri ’75, Thomas Sumners ’76, Anthony Muscente ’77, Drew Procaccino ’78, Valerie LeMoing ’79, J. Michael Chaykowsky ’80, Peter Herdic ’81, Bill Kostrub ’81, Tim Waldron ’95, Scott Gifis ’96, Alison Long ’96, Kyla Fitzpatrick Murphy ’97, Diana Bissell ’01, Deepa Magge ’01, Suzanne Murphy ’01, Jason Slomovitz ’01, Conor Ryan ’01, Alexander Osberg ’04, Sarah Staller ’06, Kenneth Worthington ’06