#29: Career Day for High School Seniors

Many high school students reach their senior year without having a clear direction for future employment.

Through a partnership with Stony Brook University, students from Bayport/Blue Point and Comsewogue High Schools are finding the right career path.


For the past five years, nearly 100 seniors from Comsewogue and Bayport/Blue Point High Schools  have come to campus for a day of exploring career possibilities.

The event, held at the Wang Center, starts with a breakfast meeting with local business mentors. Round table discussion take place for three 20-minute sessions. The students  listen and ask questions of the professionals about their daily work. Many different industries such as law, medicine, nursing and marketing are represented.

Next, the students move in to the theater for a presentation on choosing the right college and the application process. Robert Pertusati, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions, shares with the students some of the strong points  admissions counselors look for in a college application.

The day ends with a tour of the campus hosted by Stony Brook University students, who speak from experience about college life. The tour includes stops at the Melville Library, the Campus Recreation Center, the bookstore and the Student Activities Center among others.