Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958

Columbus Connects Career Day

The Brotherhood Gives Back

The College and Career Counselors, in conjunction with the Alumni Office, hold a Columbus Connects Career Day for Explorers each spring. Students have the opportunity to speak to alumni about their chosen careers and the path they took to get there. They attend two sessions (class periods) and are welcome to speak to the alumni after presentation are done.
Each year over 35 speakers are on campus sharing information on careers ranging from law and engineering to consulting, real estate and education. We are so fortunate to have so many alumni willing to come back to Columbus to share vital career planning information with our current Explorers.
Thank you to everyone who made the 2020 Career Day one of the most successful yet!

2020 Career Day Participants

John Adams 1982 Construction Consultant
Robert Almeida 2008 Graphic Design Lead
Michael Carricarte  1959 Enteprenuer
Julian Casal 2002 Attorney
Oscar Celorio 1991 Cities Readiness Initiative Coordinator
Roger  Cuevas 1962 Retired Miami-Dade County School Superintendent
Luis  de la Aguilera  1977 President & CEO
Joey DiBernardo 1992 Owner
Jordan Ede 2011 CPA (Certified Public Accountant) jede@KAUFMANROSSIN.COM
Eric Evans 1977 ICON International
Alex Galvez 1992 Owner
Manny  Gaunaurd 1988 Owner
Carlos A. Gibert 1990 Special Agent
Rick  Gonzalez 1990 Partner
Gus Machado 1985 Director of Brickell Travel
Pete Martinez 1971 Chairman and CEO of the SIVOTEC
Peter Milian  1991 Vice President of Sales
Jerry Pasantes 1989 Project Manager
Rafael Penalver  1969 Attorney  RAFAELPENALVER@AOL.COM
Alberto Penalver  1974 Physcian
Alfredo Pereira 2004 Social Media & Marketing Officer
Rudy Pittaluga 1978 Attorney, Consultant, Finance, Forensic Investigations / Accounting (Non-Audit)
Armando  Rivero, M.D.  1983 Physcian
Rev. Alejandro J.  Rodríguez 1981 Roman Catholic Priest
Eric Santa Maria 1996 CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Alejandro  Sasieta 2006 Attorney
Alex Silva 1994 Principal/Architect
Richard  Sixto 2008 Development Director
Erik  Torres  2007 Social Responsibility Manager
Julio Zaldivar 1996 General Contractor, Owner/President/Qualifier
Isac Quijano 2018    


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of E. Carter Burrus

    Dr. E. Carter Burrus 

    Sophomore Year Counselor (L-Z)
    ext. 2261
  • Photo of Colleen Anderson

    Mrs. Colleen Anderson 

    Director of Externships & Internships
    ext. 2213
We would love more Christopher Columbus High School alumni to participate in our next Career Day. This is a great way for you to reconnect and influence future Explorers. We are looking for graduates who are working in any of the following fields:
  • Engineering
  • Computer Sciences
  • The Arts
  • Law
  • Social Services
  • Hospitality
  • Communications
  • Business/Finances
  • Medical/Allied Health
  • Science
  • Athletics
  • Public Services  
If your field is not listed above, but you would like to participate, please contact Dr. E. Carter Burrus and he will add you to our list.
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Brotherhood, Faith, and Scholarship define the Marist Brothers Catholic education at Christopher Columbus High School.  By making Jesus Christ known and loved and creating an inspiring academic and extracurricular environment, we prepare young men for higher learning and a life-long commitment to leadership and service through Gospel and Marist values.

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.