AWHS Alum Addresses Students about College and Career Preparation

BRAINTREE (March 18, 2013) –– Brian Kimball, a 2010 graduate of Archbishop Williams

High School recently returned to his alma mater to address the junior class about best practices in job searches. His presentation focused on effective resumes, cover letters, interviews and networking.

Kimball, currently a junior in Boston University’s School of Management is a member of the LOCK Honorary Service Society, a student organization that encourages those who are scholastically gifted to give back. The society is known for its tutoring and community service.

“Archbishop Williams prepared me for the workload and type of work habits necessary for success in college. It fostered communication skills and professional skills,” said Kimball. “I want to give back to Archbishop Williams and this was a perfect opportunity.”

"Mr. Kimball and his group were extremely informative and provided valuable insights about job and college interview and application processes,” said junior Ryan Wallace. “I greatly appreciate their work to help prepare students for college and professional life."

Two other BU students, Dan Sullivan and Arlind Hoxha, joined Kimball for the presentation at AWHS.

While at AWHS, Kimball was President of the National Honor Society, a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, a Peer Minister, a member of the baseball team, Math Team, Admissions Council, Law Club, and Theatre Ensemble. He received multiple achievement awards in Spanish, History, Geometry, Theology, English and Chorus. Kimball graduated as AWHS salutatorian and is now studying business administration with concentrations in organizational behavior and business law.

This presentation is one of many the AWHS Guidance Department organizes throughout the year to prepare the junior class for their next steps. “The information that Brian and his classmates provided to our juniors will be of benefit to them not just for the college admissions process, but for their future career aspirations,” said Perry Larkin, Director of Guidance. “It was a fitting part to our Guidance Program on the junior level as our counselors work with each junior through out the college admissions process. It is just another example of the Williams community coming back to help out one another.”