The seventh graders at Emerald Cove Middle School recently took part in the school’s annual career day event.
The students were greeted by Shullman Orthodontics, which supplied bags for the students to gather information and giveaways from other career professionals.
Approximately 400 students rotated through 15 booths in small groups and were able to ask the professionals questions about their careers and interact with them to get a better understanding of what is involved in choosing and studying for these different career paths.
Career professionals included Shullman Orthodontics, Adriana Zabala Voice Academy, Standing Ovation Performing Arts, Vantage Point Dance Studio, the FPL Electric Vehicle Program, the West Palm Beach Police Department, Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue, Lunsford Orthodontics, Village Music, Critter Control of Florida, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Chick-Fil-A, the Village of Wellington and Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis.
Event planners from Emerald Cove’s PTSA, Manda Galin and Sarah Hansen, reported that this type of event gives the students realistic pictures of exactly what they need to do to plan for certain careers, understand salaries that the fields offer and set realistic educational goals.
ABOVE: PTSA Event Organizers Manda Galin and Sarah Hansen