Shadowing Professionals

Looking to gain a deeper understanding of some of the potential careers that await them in the future, 50 Bayport-Blue Point High School sophomores participated in the school’s annual Job Shadow Day in early February. The program enables Bayport-Blue Point students to get an up-close look at what the “working world" is like and how the skills they learn in school can be put into action.

Working alongside business owner Michelle Gillette, BBP sophomore Katie Shelly had the chance to learn about gluten-free baking and even assist in making some of the Bayport-based Ms. Michelle’s Urban Gourmet’s tasty treats. “This experience is something that I think all students should have before deciding what type of career path to explore in the future,” commented Katie. “My work at Ms. Michelle’s provided me with a better understanding about the ins and outs of the field and solidified my dream of pursuing a career in this field in the future.”

During this year’s Job Shadow Day, students also had the chance to work alongside of professionals at the district’s elementary and middle schools, Bayport Flower House, Brookhaven Hospital, Dowling College’s and Stony Brook University’s athletics departments, the Family Pet Clinic, the Fish Store, Future Tech Enterprise, Little Angels physical therapy office, and the Suffolk County Police Department’s 5th Precinct.