On Saturday March 11th, 33 Eagle and Life Scouts and their parents learned just how extensive their education opportunities are during the 2nd Annual Eagle Career Day. Lecturers provided attendees with information about college selection, financial aid, careers in the Military, and career pathways via vocational education. The University of Pittsburgh provided the Katz School of Business as a venue, and Pitt rounded out the day with a terrific lunch which was followed by a panel discussion.
Bud Smith, program chair, was gratified by the day’s enthusiastic support. “Our band of NESA volunteers began with the idea that, while the troops might be saying goodbye, we at NESA want to say ‘hello’. Holding on to these talented young men is what we’re all about,” Smith added. “We’re always looking for ways to encourage them as our future leaders. Career Day certainly adds to that mission.”
NESA and its five committee members weren’t alone in making this 2nd annual event a success. Pitt’s enrollment office committed time and resource, as did the US Marine Corp recruiting office, the Community College of Allegheny County, our Laurel Highlands Council and several scouter volunteers. NESA Pittsburgh has already reserved March 3, 2018 for the third installment of Eagle Career Day.