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Beaumont Career Day

Posted on July 27, 2023 in Articles

Beaumont Career Day
Beaumont Career Day
Beaumont Career Day
Beaumont Career Day

Career Day at Beaumont has been a tradition for over the past 20 years. What started as a career exploration morning for sophomores has evolved into an all-day, all-school event each spring. This beloved tradition brings back alumnae to campus to share not only their work experiences but their life experiences. Students hear firsthand about the value of a Beaumont education and begin to form relationships that will carry them into life after graduation.

Alicia McLean, junior and senior guidance counselor, has helped to plan Career Day since 2013. “The purpose of Career Day was for our current students to explore fields that either they were interested in or to learn more about fields that they were not as familiar with. And who better to do this than their sisters who walked in their shoes in prior years at Beaumont.”

Career Day provides the opportunity for students to make connections with alumnae and in many cases gain valuable internships. As McLean notes, “It gives our students confidence to see the great and varied careers of past Beaumonsters. It also allows our alumnae to connect back to a place they love and give back with their time and expertise.”

Karen McHenry ’84, Program Director of Bellefaire’s Homeless and Missing Youth Program and longtime Career Day participant shared, “I love seeing the students’ enthusiasm to engage about how to support the vulnerable youth and families. Clearly, the mission of Beaumont is alive and well. These girls are developing a strong sense of compassion for others and are well prepared to make a difference in the world.”

One of the highlights of the event is the panel discussion. After a morning of alums leading individual discussions about their careers with students, an all-school question-and-answer session panel is full of favorite Beaumont stories shared by the alumnae. By the end, both students and alumnae are often laughing and celebrating together their Beaumont journeys.

List of Alumnae and Field of Work

If you are interested in participating in Career Day, email Molly Romanowski at

Nicole Garofoli Abate ’03 Employer: Smith Garofoli Group of Howard Hanna Position: Owner, Real Estate Agent

Annie Bacevice ’89 Employer: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Position: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Co-Director of Pediatric Trauma Center

Katie Coyne ’06 Employer: University Hospitals Position: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Liz Dolinar ’12 Employer: DLR Group Position: Project Architect

Eileen Ryan Ewen ’96 Employer: Children’s Book Art represented by the T2 Agency Position: Freelance artist

Nicole Ferritto ’08 Employers: OliveMe and Positions: Owner of OliveMe skincare and Freelance Consultant for

Ellen Fisher ’14 Employer: University Hospitals Position: Registered Nurse

Veronica Garofoli ’06 Employer: Schneider Smeltz Spieth Bell LLP Position: Associate Attorney

Ava Greenfield ’92 Employer: ICM Partners Position: Talent and Television Literary Agent

Annie Walton Keller ’03 Employer: Shaker Heights Municipal Court Position: Judge

Tessa Langa ’15 Employer: Saints Robert and William School Position: Second grade Math, Science, and Social Studies teacher

Karen McHenry ’84 Employer: Bellefaire JCB Position: Director of Homeless and Missing Youth Programs

Treva Offutt ’87 Employer: Playhouse Square Position: Director of Education

Lauren Gambatese Petrello ’98 Employer: TeleTracking Technologies Position: Director of Client Platform Relationships

Sarah Repasy ’06 Employer: American Heart Association Position: Senior Director, Heart Challenge

Lisa Santoriella ’01 Employer: Fit Mind Cleveland Position: Therapist

Johanna Tomsick Schmid ’13 Employer: JOBOT Fine Art Position: Self-employed Artist and Owner

Amy Schwabauer ’07 Employer: Freelance Artist, currently working at Playhouse Square doing the Disney Musicals in Schools Program Position: Professional Actor and Playwright

Kate Szweda ’07 Employer: Sherwin-Williams Position: HR Manager