Students think about their future at career day

MARQUETTE — High school students are often asked this question by their parents, teachers and their friends: What are you going to do after high school?

Marquette-Alger RESA and Northern Michigan University held an event Friday to give students the opportunity to explore a wide-range of career options. Over 700 area sophomores and juniors attended, ‘Pathways To Your Future-Career Choices’ at Jamrich Hall.

The presenters were people working in various fields, from police officers to nurses and even those in the television business. Education Consultant Rayme Martineau says it’s important to get students out of the classroom and into a presentation where they can learn about different careers they’re interested in before they go into the college setting.

“I am hoping that students can at least narrow down their interests and maybe they might find out that they’re not interested in this career or they might find out, ‘Wow I want to find out more about this’ and go that direction. I used to be a guidance counselor and this was my favorite day of the year. I’d bring my students down,” said Martineau.

At the end of each career session, students had the opportunity to ask the presenters questions about their career field of choice. Students each attended two, 45-minute sessions.