Babylon H.S. Students Meet Business Professionals

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Babylon High School alum Rebecca Rubin, along with several business professionals from the Babylon community, paid a visit to her former high school on May 24 to discuss the many fine career choices in the business field.
    
Rubin, who graduated from Babylon High School in 2007, left a strong impression on the students, having sat in the same seats as them just five short years ago. Earlier this year, Rubin graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a master's degree in accounting. She returned to the high school to talk to students about college and the various paths of study in accounting.
    
Other guests on the panel included Laurie Fredericks, a CPA and the CFO of Hedgeserv Corp., Kenneth Rende, the CAO at Neuberger Berman, Tim McCaffrey, Regional Sales Director for Dominion Enterprises, Richard Finelli, a CPA, and Mark Howard, President of Plesser’s Corp.
    
"The speakers graciously volunteered their time to speak about their education, background and career experience," said Claire Reilly, Babylon's Director of Practical Arts. "They highlighted the different paths that can be taken with the same degree. It was a great opportunity for our current business students to learn more about the field they will pursue in college. The speakers also emphasized that students must first like what they are doing, and success will come with hard work and long hours."