my upgraded table for my company The Next Step
What an amazing day Thursday was for my company and for local Staten Island business, students and more.
My alma mater, St John's University Staten Island campus, hosted Staten Island CareerCon which is in its second year of being an event that highlights the various businesses, college and students on Staten Island. The event was planned by the SI Chamber of Commerce, St John's University Career Services office and District 31 NYC DOE and was open to students from 6th grade and up and it was the perfect event for me and many others.
I got the opportunity to network with other business, schools and more while also getting the chance to meet some amazing students from all over Staten Island. I gave out tons of copies of my books - The Book on College Readiness and The Book on Career Readiness - and I look forward to getting feedback on my books when they read them!
The Books I gave out yesterday are also available through my website and via amazon.com
I really am working hard to establish my small business (and myself) as the local college and career readiness expert for Staten Island. With my extensive workshops, books and speaking engagements, I am well on my way to setting up amazing experiences and future plans for The Next Step.
It is amazing to build a company from the ground up that so fits in my expertise and skill sets. I am, at heart, an educator and using my books and my lessons, I can help local students be ready for college and beyond!
What do you think about Staten Island CareerCon? The SI Chamber of Commerce, NYCDOE and St John's University Career Services office did an amazing job putting together this event! Thanks to all who made it happen and I am looking forward to being part of the planning committee for next year AND also hosting some breakout sessions!
(Note: I was especially pleased to see some of my Ladders for Leaders students at the event yesterday - thanks for listening to my advice and coming to the event!)
Lisa Vento Nielsen