MHS student learn about career options

Friday, December 5, 2008
Dr. Pam Deutsch gives a seminar on the career opportunities and requirements for veterinarians to Marshall High School students Wednesday, Dec. 3, during the school's career day. There were four blocks of time during each of which students went to a seminar of their choice that outlined one of more than 70 careers. Present were representatives from job sectors including theater, aviation, massage therapy, professional modeling, welding, glass blowing, teaching, law enforcement and the military. "I think it's really neat how our high school does this, and it gives us an idea what we want to do. It gives us maybe a better idea how to plan our high school career," said student Holly Walter, who added she had enjoyed the presentation by florist Angelia Stephens. "I took business marketing it shows a lot of what I can accomplish and what I want to go into," said student Vanessa Majia. (Geoff Rands/Democrat-News)

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  • Is it me or do these kids look bored out of their minds?

    -- Posted by cahman8 on Sat, Dec 6, 2008, at 2:06 AM
  • yes! it was very boring at times, but very informational. believe me, i was there.

    -- Posted by k_anderson on Sat, Dec 6, 2008, at 3:39 PM
  • I think this program is another wonderful example of how our schools are trying to expose our students to the "real" world. This program allows professionals to come in and visit with our kids about what their occupation calls for, what their salary is and what education was needed to get into their profession. I support different avenues of education and I'm glad they offer it to our kids. I remember when we had professionals come into our classes when I was attending school. The look on my face was probably about the same as these students. However, as these students are doing, I was listening and being respectful as the professional spoke. I gained a lot by listening to what possibilities were out there once I graduated from high school. I know most of these kids did too.

    -- Posted by Greg House on Sat, Dec 6, 2008, at 5:52 PM
  • This is a picture of Dr. Pam Deutsch speaking to students about Veterinary Medicine not Linda Harris speaking about Web design. You should run a correction. I agree with Greg House, this is a wonderful opportunity for students to ask questions and explore career paths. Students will make of these opportunities what they want. Those who are serious about their futures will definitely profit from the experience. Those who are not will drift through life without direction ending up in a boring career that befits their boring personalities!

    -- Posted by Lilac on Sat, Dec 6, 2008, at 8:34 PM
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