Nearly 500 high school students attend ECC Career Day
Thursday / October 27, 2016
485 area high school sophomores and juniors attended career day at Ellsworth Community College on Oct. 26. ECC’s career day is geared to guide students toward possible careers and learn more about the college process.
Guest speaker Adam Carroll, author of the book Broke, Busted and Disgusted, discussed the importance of student loan management and forming smart financial habits before entering college. Students attended a college planning session along with two career interest sessions that allowed them to speak to professionals in 15 different career fields. These career fields included nursing/medical assistant, education, psychology, history, business, criminal justice, mass communications, art/graphic design, conservation/wildlife, STEM, military, PE/sports management, marketing, athletic training and agriculture .
“Career day is a great opportunity for potential students to visit campus and learn the steps they need to take to prepare for their future,” said Adriane Sietsema, Director of Admissions at Ellsworth Community College. “Giving the students an opportunity to meet with professionals in various career fields then speak with advisors allows them to have a better understanding of what their college experience will look like and things they can do to prepare for college.”