Plotting their Course for Promising Careers

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At their annual Career Fair, Lynbrook eighth-graders learned that it is never too early to start planning their future. Students from North and South middle schools gathered at South Middle, where they explored careers in computer technology, law enforcement, criminal justice, journalism, marketing, advertising, medicine, sports management, fashion merchandising, music, education and business. The presenters spoke about their educational backgrounds and skills while revealing the day-to-day joys and challenges of their professions.

Prior to the event, students completed an online career interest inventory to explore careers that matched their personality types. Middle school guidance counselors familiarized them with the careers of the presenting speakers, and gave them each a packet of discussion questions to follow. After attending the fair, participants completed evaluation forms to assess what they had learned from each presentation.

The student career fair committee assisted by making posters, door signs, name tags and thank-you cards for presenters. Committee members also greeted the presenters with a bagel breakfast and escorted them to their assigned locations.