A group of high school students at the Meet Your Major Fair

On Tuesday, November 8, 2017, the Outreach Office, in collaboration with the Career Services Center, SparkPoint, and Center for Workforce Development, welcomed 200 juniors and seniors from Westmoor High School to participate in the campus-wide “Meet Your Major Fair.”

Westmoor students were divided into four different groups in order to explore the campus. Andrea Vizenor, Director of Career & Workforce Programs, led a workshop on Career Technical Education programs focused on introducing students to Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways. Shandra Thomas from SparkPoint conducted a financial literacy workshop where students learned budgeting based on different life events (living at home vs independently, financial aid, part-time employment, etc.).  Alexandra Kaplan and Ryan Chan from the counseling division hosted a workshop based on the Holland Code, which allowed students to explore different career paths based on their personality types.  Students also spent time interacting with faculty and staff members to explore potential majors, courses, and career opportunities.

Thank you to Lavinia Zanassi, Chad Thompson, and Jose Milan from the Career Services Center for their assistance and collaboration to ensure the success of the event.  Thank you to the Outreach Ambassador team, Counseling Ambassador team, and Guardian Scholars Program Ambassador team for their help in keeping the student groups organized as they navigated the various workshops throughout the day.  Thank you to all of the departments and programs that hosted tables during the fair and interacted with our high school guests.

Article by Lauren Ford | Photo by William Nacouzi