West Allis Central High School Hosts Career and College Fair

West Allis Central High School Hosts Career and College Fair
Posted on 11/18/2019
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On November 13, 2019, West Allis Central hosted their annual Career and College Fair. The Career and College Fair gave all West Allis Central students the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of careers and hear from nearby colleges and universities. “The goal of the Career and College Fair is to highlight a variety of opportunities that await our students after graduation. Each year, we try to bring in new and exciting careers as well as underrepresented populations in particular careers,” said School Counselor, Kailey Sexton.   

Over 30 career representatives took the time to visit Central and help students learn about their career. Students had the opportunity to visit as many careers as they were interested in learning about. Some of the careers represented included: physician, mayor, civil engineer, coach, conservation warden, digital marketer, electrician, interior designer, plumber, nurse, toolmaker, psychologist, and many more. There were also a couple of local businesses that provided opportunities to hire students right out of high school including: TriCity National Bank, Milwaukee County Parks, and Western States - Envelopes, Labels & Packaging.

The college fair portion included over 30 nearby colleges and universities. There was a wide variety of public, private, and technical schools in attendance. Some of the schools that participated included: Marquette University, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, Alverno, Aurora St. Lukes, Bellin College, UW- Stevens Point, Concordia University, Mount Mary, Vici Beauty School, MATC, WCTC and several more. Branches of the military including the Army and the Navy were also represented in the college fair portion.

Additionally, all students attended a guest speaker in the auditorium, Amy Jandrisevits. Amy briefly spoke about her career path from being a pediatric oncology nurse, a social worker, and then owning her own company, A Doll Like Me. A Doll Like Me is a non-profit company that creates dolls to look like kids who struggle with a number of physical abnormalities. It is one of Amy’s passions to speak to young adults about character, how character is a skill we all can improve on, and how character allows us to be successful in any career path we choose. Amy stated that we all have a skill set and it is important to apply whatever skill set we have to the career we choose.  

“Central believes it is important to bring the Career and College Fair to the school and have it during the school day, so that each and every student has the opportunity to learn about their post-secondary options,” said Assistant Principal, Brian Summerfield.