main content starts hereMiddle, high school students plan for their future careers at ‘Get Up and GO’

| March 16, 2017

Students sit at rows of computers with career mentors

At “Get Up and GO” last week, students from Mohonasen High School and Draper Middle School and their families had the opportunity to hear from industry professionals and mentors about career readiness.

The event, hosted at the Center for Advanced Technology, featured a rotating program that introduced students to a number of career-related topics. They had the opportunity to take career interest inventories, learn how to build and refine their resumes, improve their first impressions and professional handshakes, sharpen their interview skills and network with experts from various fields.

Presenters worked with students in large groups and in one-on-one activities, noting that the attendees were at varying stages in their career searches. For some, a potential job is just a few months away, while the middle school attendees may be considering potential careers that are still several years down the road.

Senator George Amedore, Jr. stopped by to speak with attendees about the importance of career readiness and emphasized the many different paths through which students could find – and ultimately reach – their calling.

View additional photos from the event on Facebook.