Exploring Career Opportunities

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R.C. Murphy Junior High School ninth-grade students learned about a wide range of professions during the school’s annual Career Day in November.

The program afforded students the opportunity to speak with professionals in a one-on-one setting. The presenters encompassed a wide range of fields, including engineering, counseling, finance, law enforcement and several medical professions. Technology-integrated careers played a large role in this year’s event, a concept that seemed particularly interesting to students.

“When setting up this year’s fair, we aligned presenters to show the students how their career can be more than just one profession,” explained Ginger Ferraro, Murphy teacher and event coordinator. “For example, the police officers were set up near security professionals and emergency responders to show the transition one can make during the second half of their career.”

As the students are technically in their first year of high school at Murphy, the school’s annual fair aims to spark an interest in the type of career path they might want to pursue so they can properly choose related elective courses in high school.

“I was particularly interested in meeting with the professionals in advertising and learning how they use their creativity to tell a story that entices the reader,” said ninth-grader Joe Cereola.