Many times students embark on college with an idea in mind of what they'd like to do for a living, and often go into the field after college not having a true view of what the chosen occupation involves.
That isn't the case for 60 Bayport-Blue Point high school sophomores who immersed themselves into potential careers throughout the community during the school's semi-annual Shadow Day program.
These students were able to experience the day-to-day business in many local prospective careers thanks to the involvement of many community small businesses including The Fish Store, State Farm Insurance, Ms. Michelle's Urban Gourmet, Little Angels Speech Therapy, and the Bayport Flower House.
Similar to the fall Shadow Day for high school juniors, the sophomore Shadow Day acted to introduce students to many different career options and is sponsored and organized by the Bayport-Blue Point High School business department.
It is an extension of the business program whose goal is to help students develop a direction for their future. Experience in many fields help students to pinpoint what they desire to study in college or what field they wish to contribute to in their life.
Shadow Day provided this year’s sophomore participants to sample a career and further develop their future goals and plans. The business program at Bayport-Blue Point hopes to increase student participation and to increase the diversity and options for the students in upcoming Shadow Days.