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National Job Shadow Day

AEF Students on Job Shadow Day

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National Job Shadow Day is celebrated every February and serves to connect students with real working experiences in preparation for internships, college and careers. This year, AEF helped place 65 academy students at 35 hospitality and tourism businesses across the city for job shadow opportunities.

One very special opportunity came from Michelin-starred chef Nick Stefanelli and his team at Masseria. They welcomed two students from Ballou High School’s Academy of Culinary Arts to work side by side with sous chef Ryan Smith. Zoe Poindexter-Moore and Tymeyah Hall are both juniors at Ballou and made one of the restaurant’s famed pasta dishes by hand. It was all worth it when they sat down to enjoy it. Special thanks to Chef Stefanelli and Eric Di Nardo, Masseria’s Director of Operations, for making the experience possible.

Kellye Lynn from WJLA ABC7 came along to share the story with her audience!

Destination DC also served as a host on National Job Shadow Day. AEF and Destination DC welcomed six students from the academies at Ballou, Columbia Heights, and Wilson high schools. In addition to learning about working at a destination marketing organization, students experienced  how DDC and AEF work with our partner businesses. David Mammina, Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Conrad Washington DC, took us on a tour of the ultra-luxury hotel. In addition to giving insight into working at such a property, he explained how every guest and employee is treated with respect. Then we went to ARTECHOUSE, where Susannah Stern, Assistant Manager of Visitor Experience, told the group how she turned her love of art and skills running a business into a career.

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Maria Sharmin - AEF Intern News Update
Written by Maria Sharmin