Rowland Unified School District

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Students Learn the Art of Networking with Business Leaders at "Connections to the Future"


Keynote by Author and Career Expert Ellen Gordon Reeves

Rowland Unified high school senior students preparing to enter college and the workforce will network with business leaders at the annual “Connections to the Future” luncheon event on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Nogales High School. Organized and facilitated by senior students in the Career Certification Program at both Nogales and Rowland High Schools, the event teaches students professional networking and employment skills as they interact with business leaders. This year’s keynote speaker is noted career workforce author and advisor, Ellen Gordon Reeves.

Reeves is author of the book, CAN I WEAR MY NOSE RING TO THE INTERVIEW? A Crash Course in Finding, Landing and Keeping Your First Real Job, and is also an expert on self-presentation, women in transition, changing careers, salary negotiation, and other aspects of individual professional development. A frequent guest on national TV and radio, Reeves consults to individuals and institutions across the country, offering constructive advice from the employer’s point of view.

 The Connections to the Future event highlights the award-winning Career Certification Program of the Rowland Unified School District. The program prepares high school students for college and the workforce with real-world experience in six different industry pathways: Arts & Communications, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health & Medical Services, Public & Human Services, and Technology. Students complete courses and an internship in their field of interest. For more information, visit

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