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At HHS Career Day, students look toward the future

Career day is a time when HMS/HHS students get the opportunity to learn about all the different career options as well as how to begin pursuing them during and after their high school years. Presenters from all over the area flocked to Hiawatha Middle School on Tuesday, November 16, to obtain the interest of students with their careers.


“The purpose of Career Day is to show students options of employment and careers,” explained HHS Assistant Guidance Counselor Kristine Peterson.


Based on student interest, businesses and representatives were selected to give presentations.

Presenters included local professionals with careers in cosmetology, photojournalism, ag mechanics, veterinary medicine, speech pathology and many others.


It is an important time for many students as they learn about future job opportunities and careers that could be pursued. Many students hurriedly went from booth to booth in order to learn more about the many types of careers possible in our area.


Twenty minute individual presentations included the time presenters learned they wanted to pursue their career, the schooling needed, the basic facts about the career and, most importantly, the many reasons why they love their career. Students then were allowed to ask questions, which speakers were eager to answer. When time was up, students moved on to the next career they showed interest in, and the cycle repeated four times until the day ended.


“Once we got divided into classrooms we got a better understanding of the careers and we could see what the presenters do on a day to day basis,” stated sophomore Nicole Mackey. “I liked Career Day because we could ask questions and learn more about careers.”


Students gathered information from the presenters otherwise not known, such as experiences,  time commitment and what they've learned personally. Career Day was something that was crucial for students looking for future careers. It was a success in the eyes of many.