Colleges, universities, technical
schools, potential employers and I were invited to meet with students
and discuss what their organization could do for them. High school students were there for an introduction to what each offered. I got a few pictures while the representatives had just finished setting up and before the students arrived.
A couple universities had sent representatives.
Maysville and Ashland offer both college and technical training.
The Bellefonte Academy of Beauty is another option.
The Kentucky Bank, Mountain
Telephone, Ashland Oil and the Cooperative Extension Service had
information on possible employment and what training would be useful to
At my station I encouraged the students to keep their minds open to all the possibilities in their future. Even if they felt that they knew just
what they want to do they might not yet be aware of the job that would
be the best for them.
When I started my senior year in college I had not even heard of the career that I enjoyed for more than 30 years. A professor's suggestion way back
then led to a graduate fellowship (college and living expenses paid
for), then a job in research, administration, and emergency
response to radiation incidents. It was especially rewarding to use my expertise to help others when they needed it.
The best job is one that you would do for free and someone is paying you to do it. There are jobs like that, I had one
and I know lots of others who have been lucky enough to find themselves
in that sort of position as well.
Whatever they do they should plan on continuing to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Here are a few of the students who came to hear what I had to say.
And some random shots around the room showing the students at the other stations.