Starting a career before going into the real world
As summer vacation approaches, many students are thinking about summer jobs. That is especially true for Seniors, who are about to enter the “real world”. To help with that transition, and hopefully make it easier for students to get jobs, Fremont had a job fair.
Representatives from local businesses came to tell students about potential jobs within their companies. The list of companies scheduled to attend range from the school district to the armed forces. That list included companies like Lee’s marketplace, Home Depot, and Megaplex. The sheriff and fire departments also got involved.
The job fair provided students with a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the businesses in this area. Having access to so many different companies in one place, at one time allowed students to discover jobs they were (or were not) not interested in. This will help them focus their job hunting energies in the right direction. It exposed students to a wide variety of companies, including some that many students might not think about when looking for a job.
Another benefit of this job fair is completely unrelated to employment. Students were able to receive attendance credit make up. Some students really need this in order to graduate.
Although it is too soon to know exactly how many students will get a job because of the job fair, it is a really good way for seniors to be exposed to lots of different companies and types of jobs, that they might not otherwise investigate. It can be a good way to find a summer job, or a part-time job while going to school. It can also open up new ideas, possibly even resulting in a new career choice.