CSF Scholars from Seattle Public Schools, Kent School District, Highline Public Schools and Auburn School District learned about career opportunities in professional sports at Seattle Sounders FC Pro Sports Career Day on Sept. 19.
Sounders midfielder Harry Shipp, a CSF supporter, met with the 28 scholars at Safeco field on a gorgeous sunny evening. Harry, who received a bachelor’s degree in business from Notre Dame and is in the process of taking the entrance exam for graduate school, inspired the students with his story and words of advice.
In addition to discussing the importance of the transition from high school to college, he encouraged the students to be responsible with their newfound freedom once they start college, make responsible decisions, think about longer-term goals, and pick a major they are passionate about.
After meeting Harry, the students got the inside scoop on working for a professional sports team from members of the Sounders’ Front Office team with backgrounds ranging from marketing to membership engagement. During a Q&A, session, they asked questions on topics such as internships and answering interview questions. They also got advice to help them as they continue on their journey to college and their careers before walking across the street to attend the Sounders game at CenturyLink Field. The students had a blast and learned a lot!
Special thanks to Harry Shipp for selecting CSF as his GIVEBIG nonprofit of choice, generously supporting our events, and helping to provide career opportunities for our students, and to Sounders FC for their support.
We’d also like to thank CSF College Prep Advisors Erika Enisco-Castillo (Kent-Meridian High School), Elly Mata (Kentridge High School), Ana Parada (Highline High School) Andii Sandman (Rainier Beach High School) and Sam Washington (Auburn Riverside High School) and HERO Advisors Anallely De Los Santos (Highline High School) and Ulises Herrera (Garfield High School) for all their help with this event!