Jun 13, 2019  Stamford, CT

Event to provide college-bound seniors and freshman career exposure

Dial® holds Career Day for college students from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America®

As part of their Healthier Futures™ program, the Dial® brand welcomed students from the BBBS New York City chapter, where they learned about different career opportunities.

Dial®, a Henkel brand, recently held a career day program for college-bound seniors and college freshman from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America® (BBBS) New York City chapter.

The event, held on June 12th, at Henkel’s North America Consumer Goods Headquarters in Stamford, CT, consisted of a cross-functional panel of Henkel employees, who spoke to students about careers in areas including research & development (R&D), finance, marketing, communications, and sales.

“Henkel provides a wide variety of jobs in many different business arenas,“ said Carolyn Meyer, Brand Manager, Dial®. “We thought this was an excellent opportunity to further our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters and to share a hands-on perspective about different career paths for students who are starting to explore prospective professions. “

Students also visited Henkel’s R&D laboratory, where they participated in an interactive science activity to make their own Dial® brand hand soap. During the activity, Henkel scientists spoke about the benefits of pursing a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

“Quality STEM learning opportunities are extremely important for our students,“ said  Shelby Miuzzo, Director, College & Career Success, BBBS of New York City. “The engaging employees at Henkel helped emphasize that careers in the STEM fields can be diverse, challenging, and also fun.“

This event was held as part of the Dial® brand and BBBS‘ Healthier Futures™ program. The Dial® brand partnered with BBBS in 2018 to launch the program, which aims to teach children healthy hygiene habits and guide them to reach their full potential. Through wellness events, monetary and product donations, the program’s collective mission is to promote wellness to improve overall health and well-being for all families.

In 2018, the Dial® brand held a range of activities designed to support BBBS, which culminated with a $100,000 donation in December. The partnership activity continues in 2019, with Career Day being a new addition to the list of activities.

Healthier Futures™ is a joint initiative through Dial® and BBBS. Through events, monetary and product donations, it aims to promote wellness to improve overall health and well-being for all families.