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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor

               

GHS Career Day 2015


How did you decide on a career? Did you follow in your mother’s or father’s footsteps? Did you attend college and change your major more than once? Or did you simply graduate high school and go straight to work in the family business or a local factory? The process of choosing a career or where to take that next step in becoming an adult is one that high school students in the Grenada School District weigh daily.

Grenada High School Career and College Day, scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2015, provides juniors and seniors with the chance to check out different career and educational options available to them in one convenient location. Each year, approximately 30 different representatives from colleges, technical schools, art schools, branches of the military and Job Corps come together in the GHS gym to speak with students and provide valuable information about the opportunities they offer.

Students interested in college can communicate face to face with actual representatives from several schools. This allows students to get a personal view of schools they might not have considered previously. Students interested in a technical career can get first-hand information about entrance requirements for technical schools and how classes are arranged. Military-minded students get personal insight from actual members of different branches of the armed services, while students gifted in the arts are allowed a glimpse into the world of schools devoted to the creative arts. Many students might even find a new career path they never even considered after hearing from one of these representatives!

Career planning and exploration are extremely important to young adults. The careers chosen by students impact the remainder of their lives once they graduate high school and college. We spend the majority of our lives working, so it only makes sense to choose a career that will be not only enjoyable but profitable as well! Those who begin career planning prior to high school graduation find themselves much more prepared to face college or the working world than those who have not even considered their options. Having a direction or path to follow during the transition to adulthood is much easier than blindly searching for the way to prosperity. Encourage your children to explore career and educational possibilities from a young age. Opening the eyes of a child to their options can only enhance and extend their career goals and dreams.