Lakeview Alumna Talks About Career Choices


AJ McClellan, Reporter

Lakeview alumna Melaina Lewis recently visited the newly created entrepreneurship class. Lewis graduated in 2011 and was a member of the Bulldog Bulletin, Beta Club, National Honor Society, and French club while here at Lakeview. She was very active in the Lakeview School system, establishing a very positive name for herself. After graduating from high school, Lewis attended Ohio University majoring in Strategic Communications. Her present job helped her express her ideas towards helping the newly  formed class.

Since the Lakeview entrepreneurship class is creating a school store from the ground up, they will be learning the basics of creating a business, financial fundraising, and the process of running a business. The two classes are struggling in the creation of the store which is why Lewis talked to both classes. She presented ideas based off her career that can potentially help the class in many ways. She implemented the idea that both classes need to act  as a team.

Lewis said, “Each member of the classes needs to partake in a role that will help the store grow. Everybody needs to be working as a team or certain departments all striving to accomplish the same goal.”

She also spoke about future career paths of the students. She also presented helpful tips about choosing a major or job type.

In talking about choosing a career, Lewis said, “Even if you try and dislike something, that doesn’t mean that you wasted your time. You are getting closer to a final destination of your career. How are you supposed to know what you like if you don’t try. Look back at your experiences, they were positive experiences even if you didn’t feel like it at the time.”

Many of the entrepreneurship students are undecided with what they want to do with there future which is exactly why Lewis was chosen to talk to the classes. She hopefully cleared the air of any confusion the students might have. She was a lot of help for both classes and the students couldn’t thank her enough.