Daily Archives: Thursday, July 2, 2015

BBA Summer Jobs Program Kicks Off

BBA summer jobs students, keynote speaker Rahsaan Hall, summer jobs steering committe co-chairs Matt Mctygue and Colin Van Dyke.

BBA summer jobs students with keynote speaker Rahsaan Hall, and Summer Jobs Steering Committee co-chairs Matt Mctygue and Colin Van Dyke.

 

The 22nd BBA Summer Jobs Programs is officially underway. Yesterday, the students headed to 16 Beacon Street for a crash course in business etiquette at the program orientation. This morning, they returned to 16 Beacon to meet their employers at the annual Kickoff Event. This year’s keynote speaker Rahsaan Hall, the Deputy Director at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, shared some words of wisdom and encouragement with the students.

Here’s what the BBA‘s own Summer Jobs interns had to say about the event:

028It was amazing to attend the Kickoff Event. I really liked Rahsaan Hall’s speech. It was inspirational and motivating.  It opened my mind to more possibilities.

Jennifer Le, a recent graduate of Boston Community Leadership Academy in Hyde Park

 

 

Elijah HeadshotRahsaan Hall’s speech at today’s Kickoff was very inspiring. I was feeling insecure and uncomfortable when I got here, but his speech about the man who chose the broken down bucket really spoke to me. The idea that we all offer something even if we don’t know what it is motivated me, and I am definitely ready for the rest of the summer.  

Elijah Oyenuga, a recent graduate of Another Course to College in Brighton

As you may remember, the BBA Summer Jobs Program is part of the City of Boston’s citywide summer jobs initiative for Boston teens. If you missed this article last month, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that the city will be creating 200 more summer job positions for Boston youth in addition to the 10,000 positions already secured, including our 65 positions in the legal field.

 

Check out the pictures below for some highlights from this year’s Orientation and Kickoff event:

Boston PICs Senior Career Specialist Teresa (Terry) Alleyne gives the summer jobs students some business etiquette tips at orientation.

Boston PICs Senior Career Specialist Teresa (Terry) Alleyne gives the Summer Jobs students a few business etiquette tips at orientation.

Students learn the ins and outs of office life.

Terry Alleyne helped the students get excited about their new Summer Job positions.

Summer Jobs Steering Committee co-chair Colin Van Dyke at this years summer jobs kickoff event .

Summer Jobs Steering Committee co-chair Colin Van Dyke at this years Summer Jobs Kickoff event.

This years summer jobs kickoff keynote speaker Rahsaan Hall.

Summer Jobs Kickoff keynote speaker Rahsaan Hall.

Summer jobs student.

Summer Jobs students listen attentively to Rahsaan Halls useful advice.

DLA Piper's Elaine Carmichael and summer jobs student Harmona Taib.

DLA Piper’s Elaine Carmichael and Summer Jobs student Hermuna Taib.

Vincent Fichera, Ashley Commito, and Jennifer Carpenter from LPL Financial and their summer jobs student Maylerin Valdez.

Vincent Fichera, Ashley Commito, and Jennifer Carpenter from LPL Financial and their Summer Jobs student Maylerin Valdez.

Stay tuned for more updates about the Summer Jobs students throughout the summer.