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Career Day


As a Potomac student, you are connected to a network of alumni who have interesting backgrounds and impressive career accomplishments. It's inspiring to learn about the many positive contributions of our alumni – both personally and professionally – and the various paths that they have taken since graduation.

In partnership with the Upper School Senior Career Day Committee, The Potomac School Alumni Governing Council Professional Engagement Committee is hosting Career Day 2021. This program will enable juniors and seniors to learn about a variety of careers and engage in discussion with alumni who are leaders in diverse fields. As a student, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of interesting career panels that will help you better understand and envision the opportunities available to you in the years ahead.


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Keynote Speaker
Kareem Farah '09

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Farah Kareem


Friday, April 2

1:15-1:35 PM ET
Welcome and Keynote Speaker

1:40 - 2:10 PM ET
Panel Session 1

2:10 - 2:15 PM ET

2:15 - 2:45 PM ET
Panel Session 2

2:45 PM ET

Senior Career Day 
Committee 2021

Carly Bransford
Robert Cantus
Dana Christopher
Buse Dayioglu
Rachael Fields
Jordan Greenslade
Christian Herald

Ellie Huppe
Alex Joel 
Charlie Judd
Abby Malmud
Katie Rebhan
Isabella Szalay
Alex Vuono

Alumni Governing Council Professional Engagement Committee 

Claire Figel '13
Jody Goehring '99
Pamela Kasenetz '99
Catherine Kahl Linskey '09
Gabriel Miller '16
John Ohly '01

Valerie Plesch '98
Bailey Ramsey '10
Scott Richardson '03
Philip Saba '13
Andrew Serafin '92

Career Day Panels

Arts & Entertainment

Fine art, theater, music, radio, TV, culture, and beyond! These panelists will inspire you to consider how your passion for the arts can be the basis for a rewarding career.

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Communications, Marketing & Sales

Companies depend not only on getting their message out, but also on that message's  effectiveness in maintaining their base while attracting new customers.

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Computing Technology/Data Science

Opportunities in this field are varied – from data science to intriguing applications of AI to UX design, robotics, and so much more! 

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If you enjoy researching complex problems and collaborating with others to implement innovative solutions, this panel is for you.

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Do you dream of transforming your passions into your career? Instead of taking traditional jobs in traditional companies, these panelists created their careers.

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Environmental Science

Environmental science brings together many fields into an interdisciplinary study of how natural and man-made processes interact with one another and ultimately affect the various biomes of Earth.

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Learn what a career in finance actually entails and how you might pursue your interest in the world of money management and investment.

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As the world grows increasingly interconnected, how the United States interacts with other countries – politically, economically, and culturally – is more important than ever. 

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International Business

The effects of technology on world-wide economic structure are creating immense transformations in the way companies organize production, trade goods, invest capital, and develop new products and processes.

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Journalism & Media

What is it like to work as a journalist in the era of countless news feeds, podcasts, social media streams, and unrelenting 24/7 coverage of events as they unfold?

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If you’re inspired by the idea of harnessing the power of the law to serve others, join this panel discussion. What is it really like to work in the legal field?

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We’ve all watched TV doctors take control of the ER. But what is it like to be a real-life medical professional caring for real-life patients?

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