Career Fair 2019
Approximately 650 students, grades 8-12, visited 60+ career professionals during a Career Fair on January 30th. It occured over 4 periods. Career Representatives were set up at tables with their profession on a sign behind them. Student could choose whom to visit. Students were given a scavenger hunt form that encouraged them to seek out at least 3 professionals and learn in depth information such as:
2 Common Work Activities
One thing they learned that they did not know about this career
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Project Dir. of Dept. of Energy
Community Service Coordinator
Professor of Astrophysics)
Gaming Business Owner
Manager for Gas and Steam
Crime Scene Analyst II
Clinical Research Coordinator
Gen Practice Lawyer
CEO of Technology Company
Tech Architect/Software Engineer
Criminal defense attorney
Tutor (SAT/ACT prep)
Teacher & Librarian
Public Relations and Marketer
Coding Central Founder
Real Estate Agent
Wealth Management Advisor
Chief Deputy District Attorney
Operating Engineer/Bldg Syst
Director of Hotel Operations
What Students Liked Most
Career Representative Feedback
49% Figuring out what career they were interested in
43% learning about career they did not know about
40% learning about salary
34% learning about day to day life of career
We received verbal, email and survey feedback from the Career Representatives. They provided some insights on improvements. However, some of the most valuable assistance we received from participants was additional contacts and programs that were available to students. Here are some:
Las Vegas Review editor informed us of their operating press (the only one in NV) and that they provided school tours.
Over half participants offered to come as a guest speaker
National Guard offers a 90 min workshop on “Life after high school”
Henderson HIgh School Leadership non-profit organization offers FREE leadership retreats.
Animation and Las Vegas Review offer internships and job shadowing.
Several other companies offer job shadowing and jobs to teens.
I talked extensively with Professor Proga from UNLV and learned a significant amount of information about the gases and plasmas in accretion disks surrounding black holes.