BBA Summer Jobs Students, their parents, firm representatives and press packed the 16 Beacon Street for this annual kickoff event.
Three summer jobs students enjoy some breakfast before the kickoff event begins.
BBA Summer Jobs Co-Chair Paula Andrews (Hinckley, Allen & Snyder) delivers some opening remarks.
BBA President Don Frederico thanks the participating firms for helping the BBA Summer Jobs Program create a record high 49 jobs.
The BBA's Conference Center was standing room only.
Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino spoke to the students and advised them to make the most of their experience.
Mayor Thomas Menino reminded the students to always ask questions and keep and open mind.
Summer Jobs Co-Chair David Rosenblatt (Burns & Levinson) introduced keynote speaker Dominic Blue of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.
Mass Black Lawyers President Dominic Blue (Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge) told the students his story of becoming a lawyer and how his love of football taught him the importance of getting good grades and working hard.
Dominic Blue discusses how his dream was to play in the NFL, not become a lawyer. Due to an injury in college, Dominic discovered a love for the law and is currently an associate at Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.
Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino chats with Executive Partner of Holland & Knight Steven Wright and BBA Public Service Manager Sonia Shah.
BBA Summer Jobs Co-Chair Paula Andrews (Hinckley, Allen & Snyder) with Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino.
BBA President Don Frederico with Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino
Mayor of Boston Thomas Menino, BBA President Don Frederico, BBA Co-Chairs David Rosenblatt and Paula Andrews and keynote speaker Dominic Blue pause for a quick photograph with this year's summer jobs students.
Nohemi Carrasquillo, a student at Brook Farm Academy, will be spending her summer working at Sunstein Kann Murphy Timbers LLP, a long time supporter of the BBA Summer Jobs Program. Joel Leeman, a partner at the firm, greets her on her first day of work.
Three Summer Jobs students pose with Roselys Esteve of the Boston Public Industry Council
Art Kreiger (Anderson & Kreiger) with Summer Jobs student Mahawa Sidibay of Boston Latin Academy
Ina Lavin (Todd & Weld) with Summer Jobs student Anthony Jenkins of Jeremiah E Burke High School
Maureen Mauri and Jenna DiGregoria of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen with Summer Jobs student Agusto Texeira of Boston International High School