On Friday November 17, a contingent of Boston Maccabi players and coaches participated in the 2014 Annual Career Day at Fenway High School, a pilot school in the Boston Public School system. Career Day gives Fenway students the opportunity to connect with Boston-area professionals from a broad range of fields. Some of the Maccabi ruggers participated in career-focused panels, while others engaged students in mock interviews or group conversations. Regardless of their assigned posts, all involved agreed it was rewarding day.
Career Day provided an opportunity for the Maccabis to share their unique professional experiences (ranging from doctors, to lawyers, to engineers and political strategists) with the students of Fenway High, but it also gave the players a chance to hear about the interests of these students. Whether they had already laid out their career path – one student wanted to be a neonatal nurse – or they were still trying to figure it out, it was clear to the Maccabis that the students of Fenway High have very bright futures.
Several Maccabi players will be hosting Fenway High School seniors for six-week internships this spring, giving these students valuable experience in the workplace. Boston Maccabi looks forward to continued partnership with Fenway High School in pursuing the shared mission of service to our community.