Annual Career Day offers insight to juniors at Milford

Morgan Watts, Staff Writer

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Career Day took place on Feb. 13, and was an event where Milford High School juniors could gather great insights into possible future careers.

This was the first year of a new format, which was based on Lakeland High School’s Career Day. The people in charge of career day wanted to use Lakeland’s system of organizing the day more as a job expo, instead of having the students listen to panels of people talking about what they do for a living.

By changing the system, this gave the students more career options and the freedom to talk to the people they wanted to learn more from.

Dean of Students Shawn Durso was happy with the success the day brought. “I think there was more opportunity this year to talk to people one on one,” she said.

Many students also found this new format  helpful and informative when thinking about their futures. Asking questions to people who have certain jobs gave students key insight on the daily activities of each career.

“The best part of career day was being able to see all the different jobs, this really got me thinking about what I want to do after high school,” Junior Ashley Gapp said.

There were more than 40 jobs at this mini job expo.  Careers represented included joining the  marines, being a nurse, working for a movie production agency, learning how to take care of wildlife animals, learning how to become an electrician., or becoming a police officer.

“I enjoyed Career Day because I was able to get real information from the people that actually have these jobs in real life,” said Junior Alexandria Youngblood.

Overall, this new interactive style of Career Day was a huge success.

This was a unique  experience for the juniors of Milford to see so many options of jobs and to be able to ask as many questions as they had.

Durso finalized her interview on an optimistic note, saying  We are still hoping to grow, and be able to provide a larger variety of professions for the kids.”

Any students looking for more information on their future options, such as colleges and careers, can always go see Mrs. Granroth in the Career Center, which is located near the back of the Media Center.


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