Recently, the students who are part of Calhoun High School’s Advanced Placement Discovery Internship Program were given the opportunity to attend business seminars over the course of two days.
The seminars were conducted by various locals who are professionals in their respective fields. It was a great opportunity for the students to learn life lessons, for situations that will likely occur in the future. Information was taught in the subjects of banking, investing, etiquette, insurance, and law.
The student interns, who have been working at local businesses in their area of interest throughout the semester, were eager to attend the seminars.
“It taught me things that I wouldn’t learn in a regular classroom environment,” said Allie Gowens, senior at Calhoun High School and intern at WEBS Radio.
Chris Sapp, another senior at Calhoun High School and intern at the Middle School Chorus Department, agreed, saying, “Some of life’s greatest lessons were taught to me.”
On the second day, a formal luncheon was held for the students to practice the etiquette and manners they had learned from local life coach Stella Bailey.
Bailey stressed the importance of first impressions and properly handling oneself, particularly in getting a future career, as the job market is extremely competitive.
The seminars were held at the Velo Vineyard downtown. The program would like to thank David Burton with Wall Street Catering, John Lord with Dempsey Lord Smith LLC, Attorney Joann Brown Williams, Kevin Casey and Ken Payne with WEBS Radio, Personal Coach Stella Bailey, Tammy Adams with BB&T, Caryn Sims with Starr-Matthews, Jackie Palazzolo and Monica Pierson with The Velo Vineyard, Elizabeth Crumbly with The Calhoun Times, Michelle Knight and Dr. Michele Taylor with Calhoun City Schools and Eddie and Deb Hall with Eddie’s Tees and More.