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Glimpsing Into Future Careers

Maclay Holds Its Annual Career Day

Photo by Leah Kiros/Maclay Andalusian

On Thursday, Nov. 2, Maclay held its annual Career Day. On Career day, Maclay invites a variety of people with different professions to talk to students and give them a detailed look on their day to day lives, what their careers consist of, advantages and disadvantages of the job and more. Speakers were placed in different classrooms around the upper school, each accompanied with a student ambassador or a student council member introducing them to students. For Career Day, FLEX was moved to the second period time for the event to take place. The period was split into three 25 minute sections, with five minute breaks in between, this gave students a chance to visit three presenters.

Career Day can help students, even those who have an idea of what they want to do, open their eyes and learn about different careers.

“When I was in highschool, I think I was one of the very limited people that knew exactly what I wanted to do, I didn’t end up doing it,” Career Day speaker Kyle Hartmann said. “I think it's really good to be exposed to different things that are out there. There's probably a lot of things people don’t even know about that are actually jobs, I think it's a very good idea even if it's something that you aren't interested in.”

Participating in Career Day can give guidance to students that do not have much of an idea of what their future holds.

I think it's [Career Day] beneficial because they[students] get to go around and listen to what all these people do,” senior Katelyn Eldred said. “And figure out if that is something that they would be interested in doing.”

Sophomore David Gallant is interested in the medical field and Career Day gave him a chance to learn more about the profession.

“I think I learned a lot about the medical field and how it really works, how much school you have to go to,” Gallant said. “And what is part of their day to day lives and how difficult it is.”

Career Day provides students the opportunity to visit with those who are involved in a variety of professions, which can open their eyes to what they want to do in the future.


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