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Kids Clock in for Take Kids to Work Day

Children of two staffers in the School of Applied Technologies had a busy time Thursday, April 26, as CNM participated in national "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day." The visitors were 12-year-old Luke Baca, son of AT Associate Dean Jeannie Baca, and 14-year-old Teresa Schaub, daughter of AT School Advisor Joe Schaub. Their parents, with a little help from some CNM friends, had a full schedule of experiences lined up for them.

Aug 30, 2016

May 2012

Children of two staffers in the School of Applied Technologies had a busy time Thursday, April 26, as CNM participated in national "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day." The visitors were 12-year-old Luke Baca, son of AT Associate Dean Jeannie Baca, and 14-year-old Teresa Schaub, daughter of AT School Advisor Joe Schaub. Their parents, with a little help from some CNM friends, had a full schedule of experiences lined up for them.

The agenda for the day, entitled Student Educational Experience Day (SEED), started off with the new dean of the School of Applied Technologies, John Bronisz, for an official welcome, a little CNM history and a discussion of why education matters. This was followed by a visit to AT Achievement Coach Joel Todd, where they got nametags, reviewed their itinerary and discussed professional networking. After that, AT administrators showed them around the offices in Ted Chavez Hall and introduced them to customer service.

Next, they went right to the top, meeting President Kathie Winograd and sitting in on one of her Conversations with the President. "How old do I have to be to take classes at CNM?" was Luke's first question for Kathie. "What did you want to be when you were a kid?" was Teresa's follow-up. After a thoughtful discussion, it was back to Ted Chavez for tours of the Main Campus interactive labs, guided by student employees at AT. Then it was time for lunch with the parents at Bailey's on the Beach.

Back at CNM, the kids went to the SSC for a career interest inventory with Student Services Technician Doug Atler at the Career Resource Center, followed by an exposure to interview skills at Job Connection Services. After a quick walk to the Student Resource Center, they checked out the tutoring scene at ACE with Administrative Coordinator Rosa Gonzalez-Ayala and had an opportunity to wander around the Main Campus Library.

Entering the home stretch, Teresa and Luke visited the Marketing and Communications Office, where they discussed marketing and career plans with Marketing Manager Bill Barr. "I'm interested in becoming a pharmacist, and maybe working with horses," Teresa said. "I want to be a theoretical physicist," Luke replied. Across the office, they learned about CNM's Dual Credit offerings from Julie Fisher from School Relations.

At the end of a long day, it was back to the AT offices in Ted Chavez for reflection and writing thank you notes. So much for an easy day off from school!