Lauralton prides itself on the connection between current students and distinguished alumnae. Career Day provides a special and unique opportunity to grow this connection.
Lauralton alumnae come back to campus to present "A Day in the Life" of their respective professions to our students. Joined by current/past parents and friends of the community, the campus is #LHStrong with the power of women from female entrepreneurs and jewelry designers to corporate CEOs, architects and accountants, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, criminologists, health care professionals, engineers, and so much more.
According to School Counselor Sue Fracker, who envisioned the scope of Career Day and has coordinated the program since its inception in 2008, Lauralton’s unique signature program utilizes the time and talent of our own alumnae to introduce students to the demands of the working world. “We also expose students to opportunities to shadow a professional or establish opportunities for possible summer internships, and in some cases, to use the LH power of women as a springboard for career options,” Mrs. Fracker explains. And there are many success stories that evolve from LH Career Day. “Students often choose their major, and even their college, based on a session or a presenter. Through continued networking, upon college graduation, the possibility of full-time employment exists.”
The Lauralton student body finds immediate and intrinsic value in the day. One student commented, “even though it’s not a formal day of classes, I learned so much about what’s out there in the working world and what might fit my own interests and skills.” After listening to a creative presentation about risk-taking in creating a business plan from Amanda Forth ’03, CEO and Creative Director of The Crystal Boutique (with its flagship store in Bali and a new storefront pending in Westport, CT), Rebecca Schindler '22 noted that her takeaway from the 2022 Career Day was to “go out, explore, and discover my passions.” That certainly is a lesson well worth learning.