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Alumni Share Insight and Inspiration During Career Day

Gearing up for the next chapter, the Class of 2024 got a taste of real-world knowledge on Tuesday, March 26, during Career Day. The annual event brought back 24 alumni from diverse fields like finance, law, education, fashion, and sports. These returning graduates offered valuable insights and inspiration to our soon-to-be graduates as they map out their futures in college and beyond.

Director of Special Events and Alumni Relations Lexi Cimmino opened the program in the Performing Arts Center. Head of School Carol Maoz spoke about the power of the King community before introducing keynote speaker Peter Reilly KLHT’08.

Reilly shared his expertise as a senior talent partner at Yale University with the group, offering practical advice on shaping a meaningful college experience and honing one’s self professionally. His closing remarks echoed this year’s theme of living a life of purpose.

“Do whatever it is that is going to give you some purpose because that purpose is ultimately going to make you as successful as you possibly can be,” he said. “I'm lucky in my position that I get to find purpose almost every day when I build relationships with the candidates that I take through the entire interview process.”

Following the opening assembly, breakout groups in the Upper School provided space for seniors to connect on a more personal level with alumni. As alumni discussed their career paths with students and answered questions, many reflected on their own senior year.

“The excitement of the students being really excited for the future but not knowing exactly what they want to do reminds me of when I was in their shoes,” said Guilbert Francois KLHT’13, who spoke about his path to becoming a senior product marketing manager at the NBA.

Jaquita Monroe KLHT’92, who works as a senior associate for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, reflected on how her experience at King prepared her for college.

“The foundation I received here was outstanding,” she said. “When my classmates in college were being introduced to research-based writing, I had been doing that since fourth grade.”

Bill Krasnor KLHT ’92 encouraged students in his group to think about their long-term goals.

“It's not only about next year, it's about where you want to be in ten years,” he said. “The job gets you to the lifestyle you want to have. What's the lifestyle you want to have?”