Students’ Futures Filled with Opportunities

Students’ Futures Filled with Opportunities photo

R.C. Murphy Junior High School ninth-grade students had the chance to experience a wide variety of professional careers when they attended this November’s Career Awareness Fair in the gymnasium.

The event, which featured fields including medical, security, technology and government, enabled the students to learn about the variety of professional opportunities that await them after graduation and speak candidly with individuals working in those areas. Through these conversations, the students not only learned about career options but also areas that they might wish to explore by enrolling in some of the district’s robust elective-course options. 

During the fair, the students circulated the room, visiting booths discussing their career interests or discovering a new field of which they did not have previous knowledge. In doing so, they were able to gain a better idea of the field’s educational requirements, learn about daily job requirements, the skills necessary to be successful in that business and any personal qualities necessary for success.