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MCHS offers career fair to freshmen, sophomores

MCHS Central Campus event allowed professionals to give a "career talk" to students at career exploration fair

For some, it takes a very long time to decide what they want to do when they grow up. The counselors at Minooka Community High School (South Campus) decided to help those decisions happen a little earlier with a freshmen and sophomore Career Exploration Fair.

Held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the Career Exploration Fair filled the gymnasium at MCHS South Campus. The room was packed with tables and displays, business professionals and companies, and MCHS counselors. Everyone involved was ready to discuss career advice, answer questions, and help the students learn from professionals that were actively working in a career that interested them most.

"Our goal for the Career Exploration Fair was to expose students to numerous careers, colleges, and opportunities for their post-secondary planning," said Dr. Kristina Brown, MCHS School Counselor. "Students were able to visit with local professionals and discuss current and future job opportunities."

This was the first time an event like this was held at MCHS South Campus. On the same day the Career Exploration Fair was happening at MCHS South Campus, there was an ongoing Career Day at MCHS Central Campus for juniors and seniors.

The MCHS Central Campus event allowed professionals to give a "career talk" to students that had signed up to learn more about a certain career topic of choice.

"We surpassed our goal and had more than 75 tables with 120 people from various professions, businesses, colleges and GAVC represented at our event," Brown said. "It was great to see our students interact with professionals and begin to take the next step in their post-secondary planning." continued Brown.


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