The annual “Pathways to Your Future - Career Choices” was held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Northern Michigan University and hosted over 500 high school students from Alger and Marquette counties. This event was organized by NMU, Lake Superior Community Partnership, and Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency.
Students were welcomed by NMU alumnus, John Spigarelli, who is the Director of Marketing and Account Management for Elegant Seagulls. Elegant Seagulls is a boutique creative agency working to elevate organizations and activate customer bases. Concurrent career session presentations were held afterward in several Jamrich Hall classrooms.
Career Day activities provided area high school students opportunities to investigate career choices. Information gained will be instrumental for them in choosing classes to take during their senior year of high school. It can also be used to make informed decisions on what type of advanced training to pursue beyond high school.
The students expressed career interests based on the six Michigan Career Pathways: Arts and Communication; Business, Management, and Marketing Technology; Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; Human Services; and Natural Resources and Agriscience.
Volunteers from business, government and community organizations presented information regarding specific job skills, training, and an overview of opportunities in their careers.
Students from the following high schools attended the event: Burt Township, Gwinn, INN-Adult Ed Services, Ishpeming, Marquette, Marquette Alternative, Munising, Negaunee, North Star, Republic-Michigamme, Superior Central, and Westwood.
A special thank you is extended to NMU Academic and Career Advisement Center Principal Secretary, Lori Marshall, for her diligence in tabulating and typing the program evaluations.
The date for next year's Career Day is Friday, May 12, 2017.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED AND PARTICIPATED!