Posted 11/15/16 (Tue)
By Brad Nygaard
Area students found out about a lot more than “Readin’, writin’ and arithmetic” at Divide County High School last Wednesday. Professionals from several walks of life spent last Wednesday morning talking to the teens about their jobs and career opportunities.
“I think it’s interesting,” Victoria Erickson said
Erickson, a junior at Divide County was chairperson of the event and a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club.
“We did the career fair for a project, it’s called the American Enterprise project,” she said.
Erickson said the purpose of the project is to expose as many students as possible to as many different career options. To that end, other districts were invited to attend.
Grenora, Ray, Burke Central, and Bowbells all sent students to Crosby.
Erickson said attendees seemed to learn something from the various presenters.
“I’ve seen others come around with smiles on their face, happy,” she said.
Divide County last hosted a career fair two years ago. It, too, was organized by FBLA students. Erickson says planning an event like this was itself a learning experience for the group. She mentioned the logstics of recruiting speakers, dealing with work schedules and issues coordinating with the other schools as two of the biggest challenges.
“It’s just a lot of work and planning you have to put into it,” she said.
Erickson said the career fair isn’t an annual event, partly because of the work involved putting it together. But, she also says it could be. She points to the learning opportunities, not only for her FBLA colleagues, but also the experience the fair brings other students.
“It’s a good opportunity for students to learn about careers they might not know much about.”