Student Experiences (Brooklyn)

During 2018’s Career Exploration Week, students met and spoke with successful professionals and toured exciting and cutting-edge organizations like the Whitney Museum of American Art, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

Two young girls working on comic strips, one of which is making a tactile comic strip out of flexible wax sticks.
Students made and presented comics with the help of pop culture guru, Robert Conte.

A young girl showing off a comic strip she drew, depicting a dog that turns into a fish, which gets eaten by a cat.
Students made and presented comics with the help of pop culture guru, Robert Conte.

 

A young boy pressing a button on a wall, causing the button to light up in red, as surrounding buttons on the wall light up blue and white in a circle around the red button.
Students toured a cutting-edge technology company to see how accessibility plays a key role in the success of their products.

A young girl moving her hand across a tactile recreation of a famous painting at the Whitney Museum.
Students explored the world of accessible art at
the Whitney Museum of American Art.

A group of students, seated and eating pizza, as they hear from a woman standing at the head of the table in front of a screen, at the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
Students got a chance to meet with high level staff at the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and learn about how accessibility plays a key role in NYC’s planning and outreach.

Two young girls sitting next to each other on the subway, on their way to a field trip.
During the week, students learned important mobility skills, including safe travel on the subway.

A group of students standing inside a large elevator that has been decorated to look like the inside of a woven basket at the Whitney Museum.
Students explored the world of accessible art at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

A Young girl and the program director standing in front of the girl’s vision board.
During the week, students also took the time to create vision boards, inspirational boards with content that best summarizes their career-oriented goals.

A group of students, seated as a member of staff (a woman in a wheelchair), introduces the students to the painting they are in front of.
Students explored the world of accessible art at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

A group of students sitting at a long table as they hear from a speaker (the woman standing on the far left of the table, wearing a red jacket) from the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
Students got a chance to meet with high level staff at the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and learn about how accessibility plays a key role in NYC’s planning and outreach.

 

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video?… A video is worth so much more!

Join us as we learn what our students have to say about Career Exploration Week.

Ryan Maxwell

Video & Transcript

Ryan Maxwell

Ryan Maxwell Video Diary

Ryan Maxwell shares his experience during Career Exploration Week.

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Iliana Mejia

Video & Transcript

Iliana Mejia

Iliana Mejia

Iliana Mejia shares his experience during Career Exploration Week.

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