Friday, October 19, 2012

Professionals Share Career and Life Advice with Students

ISM Students practice with local professionals at the annual Frisco ISD Business Symposium.

“Project confidence. Be aware of your body language,” Matt Pirtle instructed. “Relax and don’t forget to smile.”
That was the message recently as the teacher directed juniors and seniors into rooms of waiting business and community leaders. 
Liberty High School student Kovan Barzani took a seat across from restaurant owner Todd Metten.
“My biggest strength is teamwork,” the senior said. “I don’t think you can get anywhere unless you can communicate with others.”
The mock interview kicked off a series of student rotations at the Frisco ISD ISM Business Symposium. The Independent Study and Mentorship Program, or ISM, prepares students from all six District high schools for success in college and career.
“I’ve always known what I wanted to do,” Barzani told Metten...  (click to continue reading >>)