JA volunteers truly do inspire and make a difference.
We recently held a “Reverse Job Shadow” day at Mandarin High School.
Students walked table to table to interview professionals from an array of fields, asking questions for 7 minutes then moving to the next table.
We received a stack of thank-you notes at our office from these students.
Wow! Reading through the letters, they really enjoyed talking to the adults from the different career fields.
One student’s note in particular demonstrates the power of role models and that there are some very bright young people out there who will no doubt be successful in the path they choose (See above photo).
The note reads:
“Thank you for your time in coming to Mandarin High School for the Junior Achievement event. Although I don’t plan on entering the medical field any time soon, it was fascinating talking to you about what you did for work. I am entering the scientific field though, microbiology to be exact, and I am doing it for the same reasons you did and that is to make people’s lives better. I may not be doing heart surgery or fixing broken arms, but I plan on making medicine and pushing what we know even further, in hopes that one day it will all pay off in the long run. Like you said, the benefits definately [sic] outweigh the risks. Once again, I appreciate you coming for speaking at the event and taking your time out of the schedule for it.”
If you are interested in sharing your career with students, please contact us for the next available date!
Call Tiffany Mackey at 904-398-9944 ext.230 or email Tiffany@jajax.com.
Visit our website: www.jajax.com