Annalisa Cordes, left, of Greenville High School shakes hands with Jennifer Ready representing science research and data collection for the U.S. Forest Service. Photos by Maggie Wells

Career Day provides students with options to think about post-high school

That’s one way to pack a gym. Feather River College’s annual Career Day Fair held Sept. 12 drew a crowd of 278 students from Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties to speak and explore post-graduation options with 58 career representatives.

There were also 20 college representatives representing 18 regional universities and community colleges.

Armed with yellow placards with the names and professions of representatives, the high school students — dressed professionally — wandered the gym asking questions of representatives in the student’s potential interest and fields.

Some questions proved hard to answer. Questions like, “How much does this field pay to start?” were a little difficult for representatives in both the humanities and science fields. But all professionals were able to convey a love for their chosen fields.

FRC hired motivational speaker Jake Kelfer to rouse the students to get excited about the possibilities that lay ahead of them in their futures and to give them his definition of success.

Most high schools in the area participated in the event.