As a child, do you recall wondering what Mom and Dad did at work? Maybe you pictured them talking on the phone, drinking coffee, or working at a computer. But what were they doing, exactly?
Recently, Sears Holdings associates at the company’s headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, embraced the opportunity to teach their children the meaning of putting in a hard day’s work. The day was full of educational activities designed to inspire nearly 175 kids to dream big while getting a first-hand look at what their parents do at the office.
Passionate volunteers led sessions about product assortment, design, IT, interviewing skills, fashion and project planning, to name just a few. “This is a proud day and we are thrilled to inspire youth about career opportunities in the retail industry,” said Kim Coovert, director, digital advertising sales and strategy. “This gives our children an opportunity to better understand retail and help them discover a different world in a day which included a nice balance of fun, business and community involvement,” she said.
The day’s adventures included:
Everyone came away from the day with amazing experiences that will surely be memorable for our children. There were many positive things about the day and its ongoing benefits – insight into career opportunities, learning to be a team player, how to deal with a crisis and serving in our communities. Done right, a day on the job with our kids may just be an education for us all.