Career and College Fair

Career and College Fair


REPORTER: THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM ON MISAWA AIR BASE WAS PACKED. NOT FOR A CLASS OR SPORTING ACTIVITY, BUT FOR A CAREER AND COLLEGE FAIR. TABLES FULL OF INFORMATION AND DISPLAYS LINED THE EDGES OF THE GYM SO THAT STUDENTS CAN SEE WHAT OPTIONS WERE OUT THERE AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL. ROB LANE: THERE’S NOTHING BETTER, MORE EFFECTIVE, THAN ACTUALLY SITTING AROUND WITH SOMEBODY THAT’S DOING THE JOB AND YOU CAN DO A FACE TO FACE WITH THEM AND SAY HOW IS IT, WHAT’S THE GOOD PARTS, WHAT’S THE BAD PARTS, ETC. THAT THEY CAN COME IN AND THEY CAN LOOK AND THEY CAN TALK AND THEY CAN KIND OF GET AN IDEA ABOUT WHAT THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE REPRESENTING THE COLLEGES HAVE TO SAY. REPORTER: RANGING FROM SECURITY FORCES TO PHARMACY AND SMALL COLLEGES TO INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES, STUDENTS SAW 30 CAREER FIELDS AND 60 COLLEGES REPRESENTED. VINCENT DORIA: YA’ KNOW, THEY GET TO BUILD STUFF AND THEY WIELD AND STUFF, SO I WANT TO BECOME A MECHANIC BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT MY FATHER IS. I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HIM. FIX CARS AND STUFF IF I CAN’T GET INTO THE JAPANESE COLLEGE TEAM. THAT MADE ME MORE INTEREST INTO THE CAREER. INSTEAD OF MAKING IT SOUND BORING, THEY LIKE ENGAGED WITH ME AND STUFF. REPORTER: STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE DORM LIFE, TYPICAL EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES IN PARTICULAR CAREERS AND GENERAL INFORMATION ON OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. SHAWN ROBINSON: AS A SENIOR I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS ALL THREE YEARS THAT I’VE BEEN HERE AT THIS SCHOOL. IT REALLY HELPED ME KIND OF DEFINE MYSELF AS A YOUNG MAN AND FIND OUT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO BE WHEN I GET OLDER. I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP DOING THIS AND THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING. ROB LANE: IF WE CAN EXPOSE SOME KIDS TO SOME IDEAS ABOUT COLLEGES AND CAREERS, THAN IT WAS ALL WORTH IT. REPORTER: FOR STUDENTS LIKE VINCENT AND SHAWN, THE FAIR BROUGHT THEM A STEP CLOSER TO KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT THEY WILL DO AFTER GRADUATION. SENIOR AIRMAN CANDACE HARRIS, MISAWA AIR BASE, JAPAN.

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