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  • Ashley Wang

BTS Concludes 2020-21 Academy with Second Annual Career Fair

Virtual Career Fair features 22 organizations including Morgan Stanley and A+E Networks

Beat the Streets Annual Career Fair
Beat the Streets Academy Members discuss career pathways and goals in small groups at last year's 2020 Career Fair

Beat the Streets hosted the second-ever annual Academy Career Fair as the final Academy Day of the school year last Wednesday, April 21.

While the event was held virtually via Zoom this year, student-athletes were still able to interact with a wide array of career speakers and learn about their respective fields and day-to-day work lives. Speakers this year included Cheryl Wong, U.S. Tax Operations Director at Morgan Stanley, as well as Scott Feinstein, Executive Vice President at 42West.

During the event, students were split into small, rotating groups in which they were invited to ask questions and discuss career opportunities with their respective speaker. In total, 22 unique organizations were represented at the Career Fair, up from 14 the year before.

“It was very motivating to see people who have gone through trials and turbulence succeed and get to where they are currently,” said Phuntsok Yolmo, a junior at Aviation High School.

In addition to sharing career advice and information, speakers also touched on college readiness.

“I received a lot of information about college and how internships can be really impactful in terms of getting your foot in the door,” said RKA junior Carlos Guzman. “The speakers shared their wisdom and knowledge from their backgrounds and industries.”

As the 2020-21 Academy reaches its conclusion, BTS will continue to expand upon the Academy Program in its effort to prepare students for success both on and off the mat.

For more details on the Academy, click here. For the complete list of 2021 Career Fair speakers, please view the pdf below.

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