Date approaching for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

February 26, 2004

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, sponsored this year by the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Educational Equity, will be held on Thursday, April 22. The theme for the event is "Exploring Your Options."

This year, 40 career sites are participating on the University Park campus to give girls and boys in grades six through 12 a chance to explore career options. Participants can select three sites to visit during the half-day program.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day invites boys and girls to examine together the issues they both will confront in the workplace, to explore their potential and to realize that each others' goals are achievable. The committee would like participants to leave with ideas and impressions that will successfully guide them in the changing workplace culture.

The day will begin with breakfast and registration in the South Annex of The Bryce Jordan Center, with welcoming remarks by Eva Pell, vice president for research and dean of The Graduate School. The students and their mentors then visit their chosen career sites and return to the Jordan Center for a luncheon featuring Terrell Jones, vice provost for Educational Equity, whose talk is titled "Who Moved My Cheese?"

The cost for the day is $15 per student; there is no charge for one mentor. Brochures and registration forms will be mailed out in the next week or so. Deadline for registration is April 8.

For more information, call Carol Griffin at (814) 863-6188 or check the Web at

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