A group of 54 Carlson and Trenton High School students and chaperones traveled to New York City this spring for an action packed two nights and three days.
The group arrived in Manhattan to visit Penguin Random House Books and 2007 THS Alum Kelly McGauley. McGauley serves as The marketing manager for Random House Children’s Books. McGauley gave an inspirational presentation about her path to New York as well as a description of her job. She went on to describe how a book comes to market and all of the channels, research and promotions she uses to make that happen. Students impressed while taking part in a focus group conducted by McGauley’s team.
Students then traveled to stops at Madison Square Garden and Ripley Grier Studios for an eye opening visit. At Ripley Grier, a group was met by Broadway Actress Cassie Okenka, a Toledo, Ohio, native who plays in “School of Rock.” She gave students insight into life on Broadway as well as her own career path. [Read more…]