How did you choose your line of work? What motivates you to pursue your dream? In what ways do you pursue a life of purpose?

These are some of the questions our Wave-Makers explored at our third annual Career Exploration Day, which featured three keynote speakers and 60 representatives from organizations including Facebook, Bayer, Verizon, the Golden State Warriors, the Richmond Police, and the World Affairs Council.

Here are just a few of the many highlights from the day:

Via College and Career Counseling at Making Waves Academy, our job is to motivate our students to persist towards achieving the life goals and dreams they have for themselves. We believe that having a holistic life dream is central to the success of our students. Via Career Exploration Day, we expose our students to a variety of life dreams—and hopefully inspire them to live a life of purpose, discovery, freedom, intellect, and adventure. Thanks to all the Career Day participants who helped our students see concrete evidence of people who are living out their life dreams.

Jon Siapno is Director of College & Career Counseling at Making Waves Academy.