Roughly 250 high school juniors and seniors from Plumas Unified School District and Plumas Charter schools along with Loyalton high school students made their way to Feather River College Tuesday morning for the annual College and Career Fair. FRC students were also in attendance.
A good many University of California campuses were in attendance answering questions from the students as well as some California State University campuses and some private schools.
Area employers, businesses and non-profit organizations were also in attendance, though not in the robust numbers of previous years. There were also various military recruiters.
This year’s motivational speaker was Dr. Chad Doerr, who happened to be an FRC alumni. Dr. Doerr is a sport and performance psychologist and the Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology Services for University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
He gave a presentation on the “10 Lessons” of life and emphasized to students that they might consider that they “go build wisdom” along with experience as well as pursue higher education. He showed slides that had students think about “Where do I want to live/Who do I want to spend time with/what skill can I develop?” in their quest for a satisfying occupation. He also told them that he—and the students were “more than my job/more than my career” with a need to “take care of the body and the mind.”
After the speech, students went on tours of campus by school, and met with the business and college reps at their tables—some to shy to talk, but some asking reps what they liked about their jobs or careers.
The long-standing business attire dress code seemed to have been lifted for the event.
“Businesses are welcome to contact me to get on the list for next year,” said Carolyn Shipp, an organizer for the event (she can be reached at [email protected]).