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Please view our schedule below. If you are interested in participating, please call our school at 860-622-5999. Ask for Jean Riley, Synergy Guidance Specialist.

Day (unless otherwise noted, talks will occur at 12:30) at Synergy

Suggested Topic


August 28th, 2015 at 10:30

Setting/Meeting Expectations

Nate Quesnel

September 4th, 2015


Laura White and Michelle Vigue

September 11th, 2015


Edward Quick

September 18th, 2015

Attitude, Effort, Attendance

Dr. Edward Orszulak

September 25th, 2015

Productivity and Presentation

Jamarqus Winbush

October 2nd, 2015


Anthony Menard

October 8th, 2015

Collaboration with peers

Jennifer Hills-Papetti

October 16th, 2015

Collaboration with supervisors

Angela Read 

October 23rd, 2015

Elevator Speech –selling self

Mhamed Sadraoui 

October 30th, 2015


William Sullivan

November 6th, 2015

Short-Term Goals

Andrew Serrao 

November 13th, 2015

Career Exploration

Sakiya Davis, Job Corps 

November 20th, 2015

College Exploration

 Frank Staples

November 24th, 2015

Dos and Don’ts

Sgt. Crawford 

December 4th, 2015

Financial Literacy

Yohann Hanley

December 11th, 2015


Danny Caitlin

December 18th, 2015


 Lynn Raicik, CCAT

December 23rd, 2015 at 10:30

College Ready

Abdul-Rahmaan Muhammed 

January 8th, 2016

Career Ready


January 15th, 2016

Long-term goals why important


January 22nd, 2016

Long-term goals specifics

Sgt. Bridgers 

January 29th, 2016



February 5th, 2016

Attitude success

Ed Duch (cancelled) 

February 10th, 2016

Attitude, Success, & Failure

 Bryan R. Hall

John Drew

February 19th, 2016

Multiple Intelligences

 Representatives from the U.S. Attorney's Office

February 26th, 2016

Knowing your skills

 Lynn Raicik, CCAT

March 4th, 2016

Excelling with excel


March 11th, 2016

Applying financial literacy

Mary Sullivan

March 18th, 2016

Budgeting your future

US Attorney's Offfice

March 24th, 2016


 Tyrikah Robertson

April 1st, 2016

College Plan

 Sue Woods

April 8th, 2016

Career Plan

 Melissa Ericksen

April 22nd, 2016



April 29th, 2016

Productivity Habits work

 Joe DiPace

May 6th, 2016


 Joe Toner, Iron Worker's Union

May 13th, 2016

Constructive Criticism

Guidance Team

May 20th, 2016

Final Career Thoughts

US Attorney's Office

May 27th, 2016

Final Career Thoughts

Celebration Video 



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