SMES Alumni Career Forum
The high school from which I graduated maintains a strong tradition of alumni involvement, and the stars finally aligned for an opportunity to present my story (and some cool rocket videos) to the middle school and then to the high school. I spoke about the importance of teamwork and liberal arts understanding in a highly technical field, using images and videos sourced from the web. The talk was basically an admonishment to the science geeks in the audience to pay attention in Latin, and to the Latin geeks in the audience to pay attention in science—my job uses both on a daily basis. Aside from the thundering awkwardness associated with returning to your high school, the day was a smashing success.