By KYLE BORCHARD
We all dream about what we want to be when we get older. For some this is an easy decision, but for others, it’s not so simple. We can’t always be what we wanted to be when we were younger.
There are many ways to find out what interests you. I remember back in middle school they had a test that you could take to tell you where it is that you would succeed in the work place. Another way you could find out what interests you is by job shadowing. This is a fun and easy way to see what the job entails.
A third possibility is coming up right here on campus. MMCC is holding a career expo to provide students with an opportunity to talk to many different people from a variety of fields who can offer help and suggestions for selected careers.
The first career expo is Monday, March 31, in the Pickard Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can just stop by and both faculty and professionals from various fields will talk to you about their career. Many can even help with ideas for what jobs are available for persons in your field of study. The expo will even have on-site career assessments that you can take to help determine what you should go into.
A second career expo will be held Wednesday, April 9, in the Harrison cafeteria from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
If you are unable to make it to the expos, MMCC also provides Career Services through Academic Advising to help students select a career path. Don Stabenow, Career Coordinator for MMCC, explained in an email that Career Services has been able to contact more than 400 students within the last academic year.
“As a result, the number of undecided students has greatly been reduced and students are determining an academic path which will lead them to a successful career path,” he said.
The availability of local professionals at the expos also provides real world advice pertaining to your career selections. In addition, since they are local, you can easily contact them in the future if you have a question.
So if you have not been able to select a career or might not be happy with your current major, consider stopping by one of the career expos on campus. It’s also good to know that career services are available to students throughout the academic year. The services are free and could possibly open your eyes to a new career path that you never even considered.