Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Business and Technology Professional/Abington Senior High School senior, Casey Rose, plans on pursuing a career in business and is currently interning at Pennsylvania State Representative, Thomas Murt’s office in Hatboro. In Representative Murt’s office, Casey maintains databases, makes calls to veteran organizations, performs online research, manages package deliveries, and other administrative tasks as needed.
Casey chose the Business and Technology Professional program at EASTERN because she knew that all the material she would learn would translate into the area of business that she chose. Initially, she was interested in the Cosmetology program, but after reviewing the program course descriptions online, she found the Business and Technology Professional program to be more in line with her interests. Casey enjoys all aspects of her class – from the computer programs, to communications, to professionalism, but she counts math and accounting as the most interesting aspects of the program.
At EASTERN, Casey is extremely involved with EASTERN’s student leadership organization, and is currently the Business and Technology Professional class representative. She is planning a SkillsUSA candy sale to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She and her classmates are responsible for choosing what candy to sell, determining from where candy would be purchased, how much should be purchased, along with budgeting and preparing orders.
“Just try EASTERN,” said Casey, “This is a really good place to figure out what you want to do for your career. You may also find out that a specific career is not for you. Both are valuable.”
Casey plans to attend Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) for her general education courses, and then matriculate to another college or university for her Bachelor’s in Business. Through her Business and Technology Professional program, she will transfer dual enrollment credits to MCCC that she was able to earn during high school.
EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional program is the first step in preparing students for a career in a professional business environment, such as business administration, business management, customer service representative and various forms of administrative support. Students study the current Microsoft Office applications at intermediate and advanced levels and other communication technologies. Students will be well-versed for the industry demands of high level written and verbal communication skills and soft skills, along with acquiring any proficiencies necessary to succeed in the business or office environment. Career objectives for this program include Executive Administrative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and Customer Service Representative. Students can earn up to nine transferable credits through EASTERN’s dual enrollment program with Montgomery County Community College.