Published On: Thu, Nov 21st, 2013

Career Day is a success at Wausa Public School


WAUSA — Students in grades 7-10 took a break from regular afternoon classes Nov. 13, to explore career opportunities. Wausa Public School hosted its third annual career fair to help students become familiar with the different kinds of careers available to them. What better way to learn about a career than to interview business owners?

With 31 businesses participating, the event gave the students ample opportunities to discuss various aspects of careers. Business owners were asked to share their “career story” along with any information deemed pertinent to the career.

There were six careers represented from the agriculture, food, and natural resources field; four from the skilled and technical sciences (manufacturing, engineering, etc.); six from the communication and information technology field (arts, audio/visual, networking, etc.); five from the human services and education field (government and public administration, law, education and early childhood, etc.); four from the health sciences field; and six from the business, marketing, and management field.

Juniors and seniors also participated in career opportunities. However, instead of being at the career fair, they explored careers in the form of job shadows. The majority of students come back from job shadows knowing the career they have chosen is the career for them. This makes it a very beneficial day for the student.

The community and the students really appreciate the businesses that took time out of their day to share information with them, either at the career fair or during job shadows.

If you would like to participate in the future at the career fair or as a mentor during a job shadow, please call Wausa Public School, 586-2255, and ask for Dawn Friedrich or Greg Conn.