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Eastchester Middle School Holds Career Day

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- News 12 Westchester anchor Brian Conybeare went back to middle school on Thursday and shared one of his most embarrassing moments on television.

"I looked straight into the camera and said 'Hello I am Janine Rose,' " Conybeare said. "It's not a story I tell a lot."

Conybeare shared that and other stories with eighth graders at their annual career day.

The day was filled with guests including Perry Ellis marketing expert Stephanie Barrett, and Sgt. Rich Flood from the Eastchester Police Department, among others.

Student Amanda Pullman liked hearing about Barrett's job the best.

"She did a really good job of explaining what she does and what it is like," Pullman said. "If I ever decide to do that job I won't be surprised."

For Jamie Sokol, the best part of the day was hearing about the different kinds of career options."I am not sure what I want to do, but it was good to hear about all of these possible jobs," she said,

Conybeare covered a lot of ground about his professional life, including living life in the public eye, and his most memorable story, the 911 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

"My whole job is about current events," he said. "I find out what's going on, write about it and share it."

Barrett told the students that she had to learn about how people shop.

"I learned about consumer research and where the niche is for this brand," Barrett explained. "What does a Perry Ellis shopper look like? Where do they live? Work? what else do they wear?"

Only eighth graders get to participate in career day, and it is a special event the kids look forward to before they move over to the high school.

"I really liked doing career day," Jamie Sokol said. "Now I can start to think about it what I want to do when I grow up."

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