Moravia High School prepares for career fair
April 13, 2018 -- What’s it like to work as an aerospace physiologist or an architect, a firefighter or a veterinarian technician? Students at Moravia High School will find out firsthand April 18 during a career fair that will feature more than 40 presenters, most of whom are MCSD alumni.
Principal Bryan Ford and guidance counselor Shannon Taylor organized the first-time event to include emerging careers, fields with favorable hiring projections and jobs that students previously have expressed interest in.
While career fairs aren’t unique, schools the size of Moravia (263 students in grades 9-12) don’t always offer them and at this scope.
Each grade level will come to the fair in the high school gymnasium for a morning class period armed with suggested questions, a map of presenters and plenty of time to roam and learn. At the end, they'll report back to school staff about their findings and career aspirations. (Download a copy of the student career fair packet below.)
“This is part of our desire to broaden our students’ horizons and get them thinking more about their future plans, while also offering them exposure that might help them find a direction,” Mr. Ford said. “It's our first year of trying it, so we are excited to see how it goes and what we can learn from it.”