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BHS 11th Grade Attends Career Discovery Day

December 06, 2023

Burwell Juniors attended the Career Discovery Day on December 5, 2023 at the Central Community College Learning Center in Ord sponsored by CCC, the Nebraska National Guard, and the Valley County Community Foundation Fund.

Students had a full day of career discovery. Guest speaker Josh Holmquist of Normal Roasting Company started the day to inspired the students to find their passion, purpose, and how that can be profitable.

The Misty S. Pacwierz-Gaines from the UNMC Cancer Research Training & Education Program worked with students to make the most out of your future with or without a college degree. She guided the students through personal interest questions and how their interests can guide them to a career that they will enjoy.

Students participated in a Life & Career Workshop with Halle Wamsley - Chief Mindset Development Officer at UNL Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program to explore future personal and professional pathways. Students explored three different quests. 1. what does your future plan look like 2. what is the plan B if the first plan doesn't happen, and 3. what if money was not an obstacle. These activities really got students to look at their future plans in a variety of ways.

Students participated in a working lunch with a Jeopardy game from the Nebraska Department of Labor with Vicki Pflasterer.

The highlight of the day was Career Speed Dating. Several professionals from area businesses and professors from Central Community College met with small groups of students in a round of career speed dating. Students had the opportunity to learn more about three different career interests through this process, ask questions, and gather information.

“This is a great day for students to get a lot of practical career information in a small setting,” said Miss Julie Tetschner, School Counselor. “Students really enjoyed the career speed dating process and the chance to visit with professionals and college professors, and ask questions.” 

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