Career fair held at Nettleton high school

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 high school is working to open the doors to the future for their students, with a career fair held at Nettleton High School Wednesday.

Over 30 presenters from a variety of professional organizations and colleges lined up to speak to students.

Nettleton High School Counselor Amanda Waln said this is a beneficial source of information for their young adults. "We feel like it's very important to expose our students to the opportunities that are out there," Waln said. "We have a wide variety of representatives at the fair, today. It gives the students the ability to see that there are lots of positive options out there to further their education or opportunities in the workforce."

Senior Paige Bassi said she gets a lot out of the career fair. "I really enjoy this career fair." Bassi said. "We had one last year and it was really fun, I filled out all the forms and I've been getting stuff for a year now and so it's really helpful. I think my favorite thing is there's such a variety. There's a little bit of everything here. There are people from the Health Department to Nice Pak to Hytrol, even a massage school."

Waln said all the students seem to be able to find something that peaks their interest. "The feedback from the students has all been very positive," Waln said. "They are all able to find something that meets their niche that they are able to get information about on what appeals to them."

Senior Garrett Dunnam said he was excited to get information from someone in the field he's interested in. "I'm thinking about going into engineering," Dunnam said. "The representative from Hytrol has given me some good information and insight on where I need to go to college and who has a good curriculum. What they're looking for in the business world is something colleges might not have."

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