Annual Career Day Introduces Fulton 7th, 8th Graders To Work Goals

FULTON – The annual Fulton Junior High School Career Day piqued the interest of several middle-schoolers who have begun to explore potential future jobs.

Fulton Junior High School students see and touch fur, presented by the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, during a zoology presentation as part of the annual FJHS Career Day.
Fulton Junior High School students see and touch fur, presented by the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, during a zoology presentation as part of the annual FJHS Career Day.

The half-day event featured a wide-range of presenters from a cross-section of the community, including hair stylists, entrepreneurs, cooks, athlete, musicians, photo editors and meteorologists, among several additional career fields.

Students in both seventh and eighth grade participated in Career Day and attended sessions most desirable to them.

In the gymnasium, students learned from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo curriculum coordinator the life span of a tiger is upwards of 15 years and more importantly, a zoo keeper’s job entails checking-up on animals, giving them tasks to remain active, mimicking life in the wild and also promoting the lives of endangered animals.

In the cafeteria, a cook from LaParrilla in Oswego explained educational requirements, work ethic and kitchen experience needed to work in a kitchen.

To better relate to the seventh and eighth graders, he showed a clip from the movie “Ratatouille” about maintaining a clean kitchen work space.

Principal Chris Leece’s sister also Skyped in from England to share about her work as a freelance photo and video editor.

She also spoke about the importance of maintaining excellent face-to-face relationships with people in the digital day in age.

Career Day was offered in partnership with Fulton Community School.