Area high school students discuss the possibilities of a career in information technology with Dr. Roman Yasinovskyy, UIU assistant professor of information technology (far right).
FAYETTE, Iowa (March 28, 2013) – Upper Iowa University and Northeast Iowa Community College co-hosted an annual career exploration fair Wednesday, March 27, for more than 600 students in eighth- through 10th grades. "Constructing Your Career" was the theme of this year's fair with representatives from over 40 businesses representing many unique careers.
As part of the day's activities, each student was required to fill out a career workbook, which enabled them to discuss and learn from experts in the various fields represented at the fair about necessary training and education.
"We love having these young students on campus and to be able to give them an early start on thinking about the educational and career goals they want to set for themselves," 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 12 schools attended the event, including Oelwein, North Fayette, Turkey Valley, MFL-MarMac, North Winneshiek, West Central, Starmont, West Delaware, Lansing, Sumner-Fredericksburg, New Hampton and South Winneshiek.
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 some 6,200 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. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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