- Please tell me if there was anything spoken by the Brown University student athletes or coaches that made you think about your life NOW or your plans for the FUTURE. If there was nothing any of the athletes or coaches said that made you think about what you’re doing now or plan to do in the future, it’s ok; simply write “nothing, Mr Cronin”. If there was something, however, the athletes or coaches said that made your reflect on what you’re doing or thinking about NOW or what you’re thinking about doing in your FUTURE, please share those thoughts with me. This information will help me as I plan for other guests and the way I run our class. Always trying improve the class to make it more helpful to you and your future. Please send your well written response with perfect spelling, short sentences, and good grammar, punctuation, and capitalization to my email address before midnight on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. As always, I look forward to your response.
- I was proud of you all today. You represented your brand and the brand of Hope High extremely well.
TODAY’S class featured members of 2 Brown University Women’s athletic teams.
From the Women’s Softball team, Head Coaches Kate Refsnyder and Assistant Coach Karavin Dew and second baseman Kaitlin Okimoto, outfielder and pitcher Lauren Long, and pitcher Emily Waters. From the Brown University Volleyball team, Assistant Coaches Katie Reifert and Eryn Riley and Outside Hitters Camberly and Gabrielle Moriconi, and Defensive Specialist Ashley Oelrich.
Our Hope Life Skills student hosts for this class were Faith Souza, Mariely Brito, and Ambar Tavarez.
Our guests today were Ellisa Cox and Omi Hopper. Both women are employed by Sephora,
a French international chain of personal care and beauty stores featuring nearly 300 brands of makeup products. Sephora offers beauty products including cosmetics, skin care, body fragrance, nail color and haircare. The company was founded in France in 1969 with its present headquarters in the French city of Paris.
Both women also have personal investments in other activities.
Besides being a Manager at Sephora, Omi has her own makeup company called Bellisima (Facebook & Instagram: BellisimaMUA). Ellisa is presently a senior at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Today’s host was Hope High School’s own makeup artist extraordinaire, Lydia Watkins.
- After listening to Raymond during today’s class, please describe Raymond’s personal brand. Use adjectives and descriptive statements which identify your perception of Raymond’s brand. Send your well written description to my email address by Tuesday, January 14, 2019. Please make sure your description is comprised of short sentences with perfect spelling, using correction punctuation (periods, commas, etc), and capitalization. Thank you.
- Complete and turn in this survey I handed out in class today to me at next week’s class if you want to go on our class trip to CVS Health corporate offices on March 27 AND our visit to Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 9. Please write your answers neatly so I can read them. Your answers will help me get the answers to your career and college questions.
Please let me know if you will commit to going on the following field trips. Please send me an email stating your answer as either “YES”, you will go, OR “NO”, you will not be able to go by Thursday, January 9th- Thank you.
1) April 9th; Thursday – a trip to Southern New Hampshire University. They have some interesting, 21st century majors at this school (cyber security, robotics, engineering, 3D modeling and animation, finance, nursing, sports management, web design, unmanned aerial systems, sociology, graphic design, psychology, data analytics, international business, entrepreneurship, etc), and impressive support services for students. The Director of Development is a personal friend who has been supporting our Life Skills program for over 10 years, Ed Ithier. Departure time – 8am – Return time – 5pm There will be a tour of the campus. Students will have lunch on campus.
- Ed Ithier will have student and faculty members from the school’s diversity office and Learning center part of this event.
- SNHU students will speak about –
- their transition from their high schools to SNHU
- time management – why time management skills are critical to success in college and life
- what it’s like going to a college in the city of Manchester, New Hampshire, 2 1/2 hours from Providence
- SNHU’s heralded student internship program
- what are the biggest challenges and greatest advantages going to this university
- what is the cost and how do you pay for this quality education
- support services on campus that ensure students will be successful, i.e. graduate with a meaningful major and get a good paying job right out of college.
- SNHU faculty will speak about –
- expectations –
- what do professors expect from their students
- what should students expect from their professors
- how much reading should students expect
- how much writing should students expect
- what advice professors have for incoming students to SNHU
- what is the ideal student/professor relationship for student success
PLEASE ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN SPECIFIC COURSES OR MAJORS OR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES; FOR EXAMPLE, MARKETING, SOCCER, ROBOTICS, ETC. I will ask Ed Ithier if he can ask a student or faculty member in your area of interest to meet with you.
2) March 27th – Hope Life Skills Annual CVS Health Jobs and Career Day at the CVS Health corporate campus in Woonsocket, RI. Departure time – 8:15am – Return time – 2pm
Corporate executives will speak about the culture of this $220 BILLION dollar company; what employees can expect from CVS Health and what the company expects from their employees.
Each student will pick from an assortment of jobs at this company they have an interest in. For instance, cosmetics, pharmacist, graphic design, store management, digital services, marketing (collection and analysis of customer data that determines the coupons a customer gets when they buy something at a store, what specific store shelf a product is placed, what products are sold in individual stores because the same products you find in St Paul, Minnesota, may not be the same products you find in a CVS store in Miami, etc) logistics (i.e. getting products delivered from the factory the product is made to the warehouse the product is stored to the store in a specific city the product is sold). Students will then break out into small groups to speak with a CVS employee working in a job each student has expressed an interest in.
Lunch and networking with CVS employees ( conversations and business card exchanges).
Today’s guest was
a business marketing and analytics major at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Today’s Hope Life Skills host who welcomed Abby to Hope High School and the Hope Life Skills class was
Mariely Brito Leonardo.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
See you all on January 3rd for our conversation with an amazing college student, majoring in Marketing with multiple, interesting internships, at Loyola University, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Today’s guest was former Hope Life Skills student, Hope High 2010 graduate, Georgetown University graduate, and present student in Columbia University’s graduate program in International Relations,
Marta began today’s class sharing her amazing story,
from her birth in Guatemala, meeting her parents for the first time in the United States when she was 11 years old, living on her own as a senior at Hope High working 30 hours a week to support herself all the while fighting personal doubt and persevering through an assortment of challenges, attending Georgetown University on a full scholarship, to being accepted to Columbia University’s esteemed graduate program on International Studies and receiving a significant fellowship
Hope High School hosted its 4th annual FUTURE FORUM on Thursday, December 12th, 2019.
FUTURE FORUM 4’s topic of conversation was ‘public education’, specifically, Providence, Rhode Island, public education.
25 corporate ‘futurists’ from companies and institutions like DataRobot, Bank of America, Working Planet, Gilbane Construction Company, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Revival Brewery, Barclays Investment Bank, Alex & Ani, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Brown University and CVS Health joined students from Hope High School’s Life Skills program as well as students from Rocky Hill Country Day, LaSalle Academy, St Raphael’s Academy, and Juanita Sanchz High School at this year’s event. Corporate futurists facilitated collaborations among small, diverse groups of students from the participating schools to create specific, near term improvements to the quality of education in the city’s public schools.
The FORUM’s keynote speaker was Arnell Milhouse,
Inventor, Co-Founder and CEO of Computer Science CareerDevs University, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Brown University’s Nelson Center. Mr Millhouse began the FORUM leading a design thinking presentation that students used in their FORUM workshops to identify ways to address the critical needs of Providence students in the urban schools.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza opened the FORUM
sharing his inspirational personal story of challenges and success.
“Providence Public Education has been an issue of concern in Rhode Island for decades” states Steve Cronin, the Hope Life Skills and FUTURE FORUM coordinator. “The FORUM provided an interesting dynamic for Providence Public School students to collaborate with private school students, facilitated by successful professionals from a variety of industries, and create potential, measurable, near term improvements in their public education in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s an opportunity for Providence’s public school customers, the students, and people in their personal networks, to create solutions to improve their public education. It was very interesting to hear what the customers, the students, had to say.”
1. Prepare for FUTURE FORUM #4, this Thursday, December 12, 2019 by reading the Johns Hopkins University review summary of the Providence Public School system Mr Cronin distributed in class today. Every corporate guest and visiting student from LaSalle, St Raphael, Rocky Hill Country Day, Central, and Juanita Sanchez has been given the same summary to read.