Yesterday, our College Counseling Office hosted its third Alumni Panel. Every semester, a group of Robinson alumni return to share their experiences with our Secondary School students. As San Juan’s premier International Baccalaureate School, Robinson believes that peer-to-peer learning is a powerful way for students to connect and learn more effectively from each other. Our alumni serves as both example and resource for our current students who will soon be following in their footsteps – applying to colleges and contemplating their life after Robinson. This event provides just such an opportunity. The willingness of younger alumni to come back and share their stories with our current community is a testament to their character, leadership, and the spirit of giving back learned during their years at Robinson School.
Students and teachers were eager to ask alumni about their experiences and what they’d been up to after graduation. Time management, organizational skills, internship opportunities, job offers and the new challenges they face as adults were just some of the topics that came up during the discussion. Alums expressed their deep gratitude for the education they received at Robinson, considered by many the best school in Puerto Rico. A 115-year institution that offers students a 21st century education that develops the critical skills needed to succeed in today’s global society.
Robinson School is among the top English-language college preparatory schools in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean; our alumni reflect that. Persistence and resilience are traits reinforced at Robinson School. These students represent how character and a spirit for service, as well as academics, are the most powerful means to future success. Thank you for sharing your stories – the challenges and the triumphs – with current students. Your knowledge and experience are valuable resources that will help prepare them for what’s ahead. Special thanks to our College Counselor, Beatriz Guzmán, for coordinating this event.
Here are our panelists!
Laura Shames – Class of 2009
Mariella García – Class of 2016
Mario Font – Class of 2013
Adriana Negrón – Class of 2016
Marco Fraticelli – Class of 2014
Jorlyzmar Medina – Class of 2014
Gabriela Perdomo – Class of 2016