Pasadena Chamber Facilitates Business Week at John Muir High School

Published : Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 5:30 AM

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John Muir High School’s Business & Entrepreneurship Academy in the Pasadena Unified School District held their annual business week from March 26 to 29. This year’s theme was The Business of You. There were student-centric panels featuring recent Muir graduates discussing expectations after high school and a panel focused on internships. Students who successfully completed the Chamber’s summer internship program in 2017 shared their experience and insights.

Chamber member, Val Sklar Robinson owner of Hot Yoga Pasadena participated in mock interviews for junior and seniors. She prepared them for summer internships and future employment expectations. Jesse Dillion CEO of Beacon Media News helped with resume reviews for the freshman and sophomores.

Several Pasadena Chamber of Commerce members participated in the career exploration fair including the Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union (who recently opened a student-run branch at John Muir High School), Chick-Fil-A, and LA Financial Credit Union.

Marc Schroeder of LA Financial Credit Union explained, “I really enjoyed my time with the students at John Muir High School. It wasn’t so long ago I was sitting in their chairs wondering what path I wanted to follow after I got out of school. I am happy I had the opportunity to share the credit union world and my experiences. Looking forward to next time.”

Amy Foell, Workforce Development Director at the Chamber, helped facilitate the event, recruiting business partner participation and coordinating the day’s program.

Summer internships are right around the corner in June. If you are interested in hosting a student intern for 60 hours please contact Amy Foell for details. You can also sign up by filling out a brief form at

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Pasadena Unified School District to support work-based learning for high school students in the Business and Entrepreneurship and the Engineering and Environmental Science academies at John Muir High School, App Academy and Law and Public Service at Pasadena High School and the CEO academy at Rose City Continuation School and the Independent Study Program. The public and the business community can support these efforts by donating to the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501©3 tax-exempt organization. To donate visit:

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