Saint Patrick Hosts the Annual College and Career Fair
Saint Patrick hosted the annual college and career fair this Wednesday, August 30th. The fair was held in the school cafeteria and students in grades seven through twelve were able to attend. During the fair, students were able to meet many college recruiters and local professionals. These individuals gave them great advice about planning for the future. Students were given lots of information about possible careers and had time to ask questions regarding these occupations. These visitors to Saint Patrick were greeted in the morning by Mrs. Wilkinson, our guidance counselor, with some refreshments and a big welcome. The visitors then greeted the students and conveyed a lot of very important information.
The college recruiters, who were present, were flooded with many great questions from students about what their colleges had to offer. This was especially important to the Saint Patrick seniors. Some of the colleges that were present included the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Louisiana State University, Auburn University, and Spring Hill College. The recruiters were excited to meet students as much as the students were excited to meet the recruiters. Many students received answers to questions they had and learned more about their possible future schools.
Many local professionals were also present at the career fair. These representatives were eager to share with students some aspects of their jobs and what they do on a daily basis. The police department representative was especially noteworthy for giving students information about what it takes to possibly become a hometown hero. Students also received lots of other information about possible careers. Students received pamphlets, pens, stickers and other items to take home to remember the people and organizations they represented. Sarah D’Aquilla said “All of the colleges were interesting and it was very exciting to see the different types of schools and people all in the same room.” This is annually one of the most important events hosted by our guidance department. It really gives students a chance to think about what the future has in store for them!
Story by Jamie Stanovich