Students at Glenwood talk to a nurse as part of their career day.
It’s not often that you’ll find a Foreign Service special agent, the mayor of Lake Stevens, a train engineer, a landscape designer and a dog trainer all in one place.
These special guests were part of the “Planting the Seeds of Success” College and Career Fair at Glenwood Elementary School. In total, more than 40 careers and higher education options were represented.
“Understanding the importance of college and career is important for young students,” said Teresa Nickerson, Glenwood’s counselor, who organized the event. “It’s essential to expose children to the plethora of opportunities that exist. Now is the time for them to explore their interests and begin to understand the path they will need to take to achieve their goals.”
The cafeteria was a flurry of excitement as students visited each representative to complete their passports. The opportunities even stretched outside where students could board a fire engine, explore a tractor and excavator and pick up a snack from the Taco Time traveling station. Students were encouraged to ask questions, take notes and learn how each representative started his or her career.