Students were encouraged to participate in the career fair in order to gain knowledge on careers available to them. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, members of the Class of 2019 traveled to Roxboro Community School (RCS) for this year’s annual career fair.
The annual career fair put, on for high school seniors, is sponsored by Person High School (PHS), RCS and the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce. The career fair consists of a variety of differing employers from a range of occupations who speak with students about their career field. Information covered by employers include but are not restricted to: education/ training required, salary range, growth outlook and internship opportuni- ties.
Students were encouraged to have a resume handy at the career fair because some of the businesses present were hiring on the spot.
“The career fair allowed for me to gain valuable knowledge that helps prepare me for both aspects of college and the workforce,” senior Luke Clayton said, “It also allowed me to indulge in conversations with very respected people throughout our community.”
One aspect of the career fair that students really enjoyed was speaking to occupants of careers that they are already thinking of pursuing and wanted to learn more about.
“I want to be a veterinarian and I was able to listen to a veterinarian at the career fair speak about his experiences. I appreci- ated this aspect because I wanted to make sure I was set on being a veterinarian before I got too far into it in college,” Paige Mangum shared.