Students, volunteers explore dozens of career paths

Students, volunteers explore dozens of career paths

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  • PHOTOS by Patricia Keller Retired NYPD Chief of Department Louis Anemone talks to West Milford High School students about careers in law enforcement.

  • Dr. Dana Edwards, a physical therapist, demonstrates some of the equipment she uses in her job.

  • Kimberly Holstrom, a special education teacher, discusses career possibilities with students at the high school's recent "Career Day."

Dozens of job possibilities were presented by community volunteers, business owners and others at the West Milford High School's 56th Annual “Career Day.”

According to guidance counselor Melissa S. Csengeto who arranged the event, at least 40 different careers were represented.

Among the presenters were parents and other family members of students as well as teachers, staff members of administrators.

The students chose three presentations of interest in advance. After presenting the basics about their careers, volunteers took in-depth questions from students.

Careers represented and volunteer presenters were:

Architecture - Brian Murphy

Army - Staff Sgt. Joshua Efthimiades

Attorney at Law - Laura Mann, Esq.

Banking - Karen Sabyan and Carianne Reeber

Beauty/Barbering/ Tonsorial Arts - Kevin Modica and Christine Modica

Biopharmaceutical Career: Rare Disease - Meghan MacKenzie

Chain of Custody Auditor; Activist - Tim Dalton

Chiropractic - Dr. Chester Golembiewski

Careers in Construction - Stephen Beattie and Jon Giesler

Corporate America - Peg McCarren

Cyber Security - Terri Salerno

Dentist / Dental Hygienist - Dr. Agnieszka Jamrozek and Nicole Klimek

Emergency Medical Services (EMT) - Ada Erik and Diane Swanson

Engineering: Geotechnical/Civil - Emma Gretina, PE

Entrepreneurship - Elisa DiChristina

Environmental Consultant - David Pry

Funeral Director - Joyce Soltesz and Todd Soltesz

Insurance and Financial Planning - Tom Ziegenbalg and Eric Kerssen

Law Enforcement 1 - Patrol Officer Donald Fantasia and Officer Jill Brickman

Law Enforcement 2 - Chief Louis Anemone

"Laws for Success" by a Mystery Guest - (Nick Pollaro)

Marines: US Military - Gunnery Sgt. Yu Ng and Corporal Guzman

Massage Therapy - Suzanne VanOver

Media Arts/TV Production - Bob Nicholson, Geoff Belinfante, Michael Dygos, and Nathan Bedford

Ministry/Clergy - Rev. Tim Barnes and Rev. Joel Geer

Careers in Music - Dr. Brian McLaughlin and Matthew Gramata

Navy: US Military - Petty Officer Johnathan Partin, Petty Officer Sean Gehrold, and Park Superintendent Rebecca Fitzgerald

Pharmacy and Pharmacy Careers - Daniel Gutkind, RPH

Photography Studio - Joe Janisheski

Physical Therapy - Dr. Dana Edwards

Commercial Pilot/Aviation - Chris Luccarelli

Psychologist and Psychiatrist - Dr. Mark Hatton

Radio Broadcasting - George Fuller

Resort Career - Ian White

Software Engineer - Jacek Osuchowski

Teacher: Elementary and Special Education - Kristi Clave

Teacher: High School and Special Education - Kimberly Holmstrom

Careers in Transportation/ Motorsports (UTI) - John Davies

Veterinarian - Dr. Eric Louër

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