Exploring Future Career Options

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While they still have a few years before entering the workforce, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students at Edmund W. Miles Middle School learned about a wide range of professions during the school’s annual Career Fair.

Sponsored by the EWMMS guidance department, students spoke with professionals from fields such as real estate, culinary arts, law enforcement, healthcare, forensic science, finance and automotive repair in a one-on-one setting. Students circulated the gymnasium asking professionals questions about their job responsibilities and the path they took that led them to their chosen career. Students also witnessed a live demonstration by U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection officers and their canines.

The event, aligned with Common Core Standards, aims to spark an interest in the career path students might be interested in pursuing as they prepare for college and the work field.

“As our students start to explore different career opportunities and plan for their future, we anticipate this Career Fair to be an integral part of their development and success,” said guidance counselor Keri Kearney.