San Antonio’s third annual SA Works Job Shadow Day was held last Friday, and your Chamber hosted 15 students from ACE Academy. The students spent half of a day at the Chamber’s downtown office actively interacting with Senior Staff, who offered insight into the journey that resulted in their current professional success. Each Vice President offered powerful, personal stories, suggestions for future career paths, and advice on how to develop career-related knowledge and skills.
The students were very engaged and inquisitive about the role of the Chamber in the business community, and they each had the opportunity to engage in career exploration that we hope they carry with them as they consider their future potential career paths. The students also participated in a networking and etiquette seminar, which provided them valuable information about phone etiquette along with communication tips and strategies.
This was the second year our Chamber hosted students from ACE Academy, and we plan to continue to offer our next generation the benefit of experiential learning. We are very proud to have been in the forward-thinking group of more than 120 employers and locations that participated this year.