Maynard H. Jackson High School teams with GE for ‘College Life after Jackson High School’

 GE Program Leader Kami Luigs (2nd row-first from left), Lola Azuana, College Bound Program Manager (2nd row-second from left), GE employees who facilitated the round-table discussions and Jackson High School graduates who participated in the Q&A panel.
GE Program Leader Kami Luigs (2nd row-first from left), Lola Azuana, College Bound Program Manager (2nd row-second from left), GE employees who facilitated the round-table discussions and Jackson High School graduates who participated in the Q&A panel.

Maynard H. Jackson High School’s College Bound Program hosted the event “College Life after Jackson High School” on Aug. 18. The event served to connect Jackson High School alumni and GE employees with juniors and seniors who are preparing for college.

The program was a great way to help current students as they are planning their futures.  Former students gave offered their own perspective on making the most of high school and surviving college. The former students held a panel in which current students were able to ask questions about each graduate’s college experience and the specific actions they took to attain financial aid and scholarships. The graduates in the panel attend state institutions such as Georgia State University and highly selective private institutions such as Emory University, Hamilton College, Union College and Agnes Scott College.

Jackson High School graduates and current students during panel discussions.
Jackson High School graduates and current students during panel discussions.

Current students who participated in the panel left with renewed confidence in their abilities to graduate high school and enter a post-secondary institution. GE Employees facilitated roundtable discussions with students to impart information on choosing the right career and being successful. GE employees gave insight into what their career field entails and what students need to do in high school and college if they want to pursue a career. GE employees also discussed the value of networking early.

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