Dutchtown High School seniors picked up career information at the school’s Nov. 9 career fair.
The more than 450 seniors, all of which have the same revolving concerns regarding what their next step will be after graduation, could ask questions from various professional during the event.
Micki LeBlanc, who coordinated the career fair, said the event was held to provide students a chance for one-on-one interaction with representatives from different companies and organizations.
Taking part were representatives from Chick-fil-A, Regions, Aveda, Turner Industries, Shell Chemical, U.S. Navy, U.S Marines, D’Jay’s Institute of Cosmetology, LSU School of Kinesiology, Acadian Ambulance, Baton Rouge Physical Therapy and Louisiana State Civil Service.
Board-certified orthodontist Dr. Bryan Hollis, of Hollis Orthodontics, concluded the career program by giving a brief presentation on his academic and professional career endeavors.
Hollis shared with students the importance of time management, hard work and career passion.
Using his life as an example, Hollis said it isn’t uncommon for things in life to not go as planned, but it is one’s openness to change and grow that will determine the level of success achieved.
Students received a form to take notes on their top three careers of interest and the levels of educational experience they will require for each. Students were advised to use this as a guide to help them when conducting independent research at home.