The opportunity to drop a little knowledge on a handful of high school sophomores presented itself at a career lunch event hosted at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD and sponsored by Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY). As a software developer in today’s age, I jumped at the opportunity to share some of my experience! #hobymd2014
I regrettably wasted a lot of my high school era, so it was a personally rewarding experience to say the least. Thirty-six professionals from all walks of life attended, each given two tables of ~8 sophomores to guide through a two-hour luncheon. Many were local to the area, but they came from a number of professions. HOBY estimated the distribution by gauging BLS for jobs by popularity in 2020, the year 2014-sophomores would likely complete their undergrad work and enter the workforce. Government, education, health, arts and technology professionals were all there, representing their niche in the economy.