Career Fair

IMG_0779Today in Vessel Operations class we went to Atlantic Basin in Red hook Brooklyn to go to a Maritime areer fair. We were the only high school that arrived by boat and it showed that we have a leg up on other schools trying to expose their students to the Maritime Field. A plethora of companies were in attendance ranging from Hornblower Cruises & Events to the NYPD Dive team. It was amazing to get to talk to all of these companies and get an idea of the endless possibilities given to me by the NYHS. One of the companies even gave our school a shout-out when he introduced his company because he knew that our school produced hard working mariners. I was mainly interested in the New York Waterway/DockNYC because they talked to me about how they train their deckhands to eventually become captains that make a hefty salary. They also offered jobs both on and off the water something most other companies couldn’t. Overall the career fair was extremely enlightening and really gave a snapshot of the Maritime Industry in NYC today.