Hundreds of area students crowded into the Recreation Center on the Fayette campus of Upper Iowa University Thursday, April 19, for a career exploration fair.
FAYETTE, Iowa (April 20, 2012) – Upper Iowa University and Northeast Iowa Community College co-hosted an annual career exploration fair Thursday, April 19, for more than 600 students in eighth through 10th grade. The students were able to visit with representatives from 45 businesses during the fair and to collect information about possible careers and how to get the necessary training and education.
"We love having these young students on campus and giving them an opportunity to get an early start on thinking about what they want to do with their lives," said Darren L. Noble, UIU director of career development. "In this competitive market, it is extremely important to plan for your professional success and to lay out a path that includes the right education and the right experiences. When these students graduate from high school, having a clearer picture of how to achieve their goals will give them an important advantage."
Students from 15 schools attended the event, including: East Allamakee, Four Oaks (Dubuque), New Hampton Middle and High School, North Fayette, Postville, South Winneshiek Middle and High School, Starmont Middle School, Sumner-Fredericksburg Middle School, Turkey Valley, West Central, and West Delaware Middle School
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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